Outdoor Activities in the NC, GA and TN Mountains - Part 5 Scenic Drives

By
Real Estate Agent with Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN

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.
For more information contact
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 

 

Posted by

 

lee and carol barbour realtors 

Lee & Carol Barbour
"The Mountain Living Team"
info@mountainlivingteam.com


             

 

This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Lee & Carol Barbour - Mountain Living Team. Any party who uses this material without the permission of Lee & Carol Barbour is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate General Information
Location:
North Carolina Cherokee County Murphy
Groups:
Realtors®
The Art Of Marketing You
How To Grow Your Real Estate Business
Posts to Localism
Dedicated Bloggers
Tags:
realtors
murphy nc
outdoor activities
nc mountains
scenic views
scenic drives
ga mountains
lee and carol barbour
tn mountains

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
1,702,855
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I love the mountains of TN.  Thanks for the great info.

Oct 18, 2009 01:41 PM #1
Rainmaker
579,158
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Hi Tammie - We're really blessed to be able to enjoy the NC, GA and TN mountains!

Oct 18, 2009 02:12 PM #2
Rainmaker
1,152,808
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Do you people ever stay home?  Love the top picture? The colors are gorgeous.

Oct 18, 2009 04:04 PM #3
Rainmaker
579,158
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Come on now Jane - Why would we want to stay home when we're surrounded by all this gorgeous nature :)

Oct 19, 2009 03:41 AM #4
Rainmaker
1,152,808
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

True.

Oct 19, 2009 04:58 AM #5
Rainmaker
524,288
Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
Brand Ambassador and Business Coach

Lee and Carol - one of the things I love to do is take a long drive.  My husband enjoys it too - when I drive!  This looks ideal.  Beautiful photos.

Oct 26, 2009 12:30 PM #6
Rainmaker
579,158
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Hi Kathryn - I've always loved riding around too - that was our favorite pass-time when we were growing up and our parents would get all us kids and pile in the car and just drive. Such a simple pleasure and we've definitely got some beautiful scenery!

Oct 26, 2009 01:57 PM #7
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
579,158

Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS

Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
Find out more about moving to the NC and GA Mountains?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information