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We saw numerous pictures of the recently completed drive. There are several areas to pull off the road and take pictures. We made the drive on a cloudy, overcast day and we were still in awe! We cannot wait to go back on a clear,...More
The new Foothills Parkway is an excellent and beautiful drive seeing the Smokies at its best. It is worth the wait of almost 50 years in the making. 25 years ago my wife and I were able to drive a short distance up it from...More
FINALLY.....The Missing Link between Walland & Wears Valley has OPENED!
November 10, 2018
This is a MUST for everyone visiting The Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
Stop reading this....Get off the Internet, and GO DRIVE IT!!!! ♥️
Must must see place to travel. It is a bit long, especially when there is no wifi for the kiddos but every view is amazing. We took an entire day to drive the whole parkway and it was worth every minute. Look rock was a...More
The Foothills Pkwy Missing Link opened to the public Saturday November 10,2018. I was there and one of the first ones to drive this new section. The views are stunning and the best I have ever seen. The leaf change this year was late so...More
The Foothills Parkway is a national parkway maintained by the National Park Service. It traverses the foothills of the northern Great Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee. The 71-mile parkway's last section was completed on November 8, 2018. This road provides many pullouts with parking for...More
Take 321 North out of Pigeon Forge. I believe it is light 3. It takes you through Wears Valley. You will arrive at the light in Townsend in about 15 miles. Take a right and run it out a few miles and you will see the parkway... More
Take 321 North out of Pigeon Forge. I believe it is light 3. It takes you through Wears Valley. You will arrive at the light in Townsend in about 15 miles. Take a right and run it out a few miles and you will see the parkway to the left. It is marked with signs. Once you have run the parkway, it will dead end on 129. The famous Tail of the Dragon. Go left on 129 to run 318 curves in 11 miles. Have fun.