Tag: Foothills Parkway

  1. Smokies Scenic Drives for Families: Foothills Parkway

    Smokies Scenic Drives for Families: Foothills Parkway The scenic drives in the Smokies can introduce you to plenty of wildlife, rushing streams, colorful flowers, lush forests, mountain vistas, and historic buildings—all from the seat of your car. To get the full flavor of the Smokies, be sure to park in plenty of the many pull-offs so you can get out and explore on foot as well. This is Read more...
  2. Image for the Asking: The Road Less Traveled

    Image for the Asking: The Road Less Traveled Story and image by Don McGowan Before the autumn escapes completely into winter and the light begins slowly to turn into spring, I want to speak about one of my favorite locations for fall color. In this place you will not find the perspective of a great vista; there are no waves of mountain ridges receding into the distance as far as one& Read more...
  3. Park, Congressional Leaders, and Governor Dedicate Foothills Parkway

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials were joined by Senator Lamar Alexander, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr, Congressman Phil Roe, Governor Bill Haslam, and NPS Southeast Regional Director Bob Vogel to dedicate the long-awaited section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley, TN before the public opening on Saturday, November 10. The public will be able to experience this new section of roadway for the first time since construction began in 1966, including the 1.65-mile section known as the ‘Missing Link’ which is now connected by a series of nine bridges. 

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  4. Park Announces Foothills Parkway Opening

    Foothills Parkway

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials plan to open the long-awaited section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley, TN on Saturday, November 10. The public will be able to experience the entire 16-mile roadway for the first time since construction began in 1966, including the 1.65-mile section known as the ‘Missing Link’ which is now connected by a series of nine bridges.

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