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Beautiful views

Just this past Wednesday went for a beautiful sunny fall day drive. The Foothills Parkway offers... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Blairsville, Georgia
Beautiful Scenic Drive

We rented a motorcycle and drove the Foothills Parkway. The speed limit was 45 so you can take your... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shelter Island, New York
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“the dragon”(56 reviews)
“beautiful drive”(45 reviews)
Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Reviewed yesterday

Just this past Wednesday went for a beautiful sunny fall day drive. The Foothills Parkway offers lots of pull offs to stop and enjoy the views. The speed limit is very low/slow and their are not any facilities (food/gas/restrooms) at all on this drive. Very...More

Thank joy12Blairsville_GA
Reviewed 4 days ago

We rented a motorcycle and drove the Foothills Parkway. The speed limit was 45 so you can take your time and pull over at some of the beautiful overlooks. We really enjoyed the ride.

Thank Fastmary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful road to travel. We were in a motorcycle and of course the Tail of the Dragon is a must.

Thank Aggie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip for motorcyclists. Nice 18 mile stretch and plenty of places to pull off and take photos. Breathtaking views on both sides of the parkway.

Thank bobbik5440
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured this area of the Smokey’s last year and the colors were great! And it’s a lesser traveled road if you’re looking for color.

Thank Audrey G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful ride. Well maintained road with plenty of pull-offs to soak up the magnificent views. Recommend day and night for great pictures.

Thank librarychick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery great hikes. Fun to drive the tail of dragon road at the end of parkway & see all the motorcycles flying up & down the narrow road.

Thank staceyrealtor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful 18 mile stretch of road that winds up into the mountains giving you breathtaking views. It is very popular for bicyclers and motor cycles, as well as cars. We love to watch the sunrise up over the mountains, and we also...More

1  Thank Cinda10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, relaxed road through the Smokys on the edge of the park. Be sure to stop at Look Rock for a great view of the park.

1  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the drive and many pull offs to view incredible landscapes. I would drive this parkway again and again.

1  Thank Bill M
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Janella M
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Response from tspooh02 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few motels in Townsend, TN, which is just minutes from the Parkway and minutes from the entrance to the National Park. We can also highly recommend renting a cabin with Dogwood Cabins in Townsend!
Ronda B
8 March 2016|
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Response from SuzieQWaynesboroMs | Reviewed this property |
We usually do come in on the Townsend side depending on the time of day the traffic is much better. There is a sandwich shop /trinket shop to the left kind of in the middle of nowhere great food and clean restrooms. Its past... More