Hop on out of that Golf Cart and get behind the wheel of your automobile or motorbike. Just choose any clear Fall day for the ride of your life. Try to keep your eyes on the road as we cover some of the most beautiful long range mountain views into multiple states you've ever seen. We'll stop along the way for lunch or pack a picnic basket and we'll stop on the way at a roadside overlook and have lunch al fresco.
The Blue Ridge Parkwayis a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States noted for its scenic beauty. The Parkway winds for 469.1 miles (755 km) from the southern terminus of Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive in Virginia to U.S. 441 at Oconaluftee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cherokee, NC. It runs through the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. There is no fee for using the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Cherohala Skyway Winding up and over 5,400 foot mountains for 15 miles in North Carolina and descending another 21 miles into the deeply forested backcountry of Tennessee. The road crosses through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests thus the name "Chero...hala".The Skyway is becoming well known in motorcycling and sportscar circles for it's long, sweeping corners and scenic views.
Helen to Brasstown Bald This 50-mile drive is a typical north Georgia mountain drive that encompasses both the flavor of the Bavarian-style village of Helen and the natural beauty of the mountains in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The apex is at Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest point, with the return over the Russell Scenic Highway.
Ocoee Scenic Byway , the first National Forest Byway in the nation, winds through the Cherokee National Forest for 26 miles, passing Parksville Lake and traveling through the scenic bluffs of the Ocoee River Gorge. One section of the byway climbs to the top of the Chilhowee Mountains in Tennessee. From here, you capture magnificent views of the Tennessee Valley, the Cumberland Plateau, the Blue Ridge Province, and on a clear day, views of North Carolina and Georgia.
We'll continue our series of great outdoor activities in the NC, GA and TN mountains
so don't miss our next and final post, Part 6 on Zipline Through the Trees.
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Lee & Carol Barbour www.LeeAndCarol.com
Outdoor Activities in the NC, GA and TN Mountains Part 1 Wild & Wet
Outdoor Activities in the NC, GA and TN Mountains Part 2 Hiking & Camping
Outdoor Activities in the NC, GA and TN Mountains Part 3 Mountain & Road Biking
Outdoor Activities in the NC, GA and TN Mountains Part 4 Great Golfing