The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is a 70 year old annual event in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park featuring professionally-guided walks to explore the region’s rich natural and cultural resources. More than 900 pilgrims from more than 32 states and several countries joined us in 2019. Our programs included fungi, ferns, wildflowers, trees and shrubs, medicinal plants, insects (terrestrial and aquatic), salamanders and snakes, birds, mammals (bats to bears), birds, journaling, art and photography, and park history.
COVID POLICY: For our 2022 event we will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in the days prior to the event for all leaders and pilgrims. We are currently negotiating with a professional, external company, like ones many of you have dealt with during travel or for concert participation. At this time “full vaccination” status is through the second dose, but that may change if the CDC shifts the definition of “full vaccination” to include boosters. Ultimately, we will follow the CDC definitions.
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage: Not Just About Flowers
The annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg, TN is truly an experience that offers something for everyone. As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, t...Read More