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Foothills Parkway

Address: Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Townsend
Type: Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Take the short walk to the look rock tower its an easy paved walk up the mountain.Well worth is the views are awesome

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Ashebo
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What happened to the big rock that people sign when u get to the first overlook ?? Just came off the mt and it wasn't there .. Why would u move such a big rock ?? Just wondering ??

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very nice access to take sunrise AND moonrise pictures. Several areas where you can pull off and after a rain you really see the "smoky" efffect!!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Love the scenic views... Was closed when we were leaving due to snow, so we took another route... Hope they're never closed again when we are up

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Grand Rapids
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Loved this drive during the fall, beautiful colors. This is great with small kids cause they can hang out in the car or get out. The only thing which isn't a big deal, wish there was a sign letting drivers know, if you don't want to get on the highway, turn around now.

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Nashville, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a great place either for sunrise or sunset views as there are overlooks on both sides of the parkway

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Townsend, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Right off Hwy 321 you will find the Foothills Parkway. There are many strategically placed lookouts to stop, stretch and enjoy the wonderful views. We take picnics at times and just wait for the amazing sun setting behind the mountains. And if you are an early bird, catch the sunrise.

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Atlanta, Ga.
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Foot Hills Parkway is another 'secret' in the Smokey Mountain National Park. From either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge drive to Townsend and then from Townsend drive west to Walland. In the vicinity of Walland you'll find the entrance to the Foot Hills Parkway. The Foot Hills Parkway is a beautiful drive (reminiscent of the Blue Ridge Parkway) with spectacular views... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

In order to enhance your experience of the Smoky Mountains area, do take the time to casually tour your way along the Foothills Parkway. The views and beauty of the Fall foliage will be coming into glory in the next week or two, mid-to-late October. A popular "round trip" motor tour is to drive into Cades Cove. Half way thru... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A road you must travel since you're so close visiting Cades Cove. Beautiful lookouts! Also, traveled this on a week day. Would probably be packed on a weekend.

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