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Foothills Parkway

Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Beautiful Drive

We arrived in Townsend around 4pm and I had wanted to do something after dinner to show my Daughter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
budbrlady
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michigan
Great drive great views

Chill out and enjoy this ride! Breathtaking views and not crowded. We drove from Townsend towards... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TNorangeblood
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the dragon” (50 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (43 reviews)
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Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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"easy drive"
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"fontana dam"
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"scenic route"
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"short hike"
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"leisurely drive"
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"motorcycle ride"
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"clingman's dome"
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"both sides"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Townsend around 4pm and I had wanted to do something after dinner to show my Daughter the Mountain Views. Instead of heading to the park we did the Foothill Parkway that night. We arrived about 6:45 and stopped at the various parking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chill out and enjoy this ride! Breathtaking views and not crowded. We drove from Townsend towards the Tail of the Dragon. Nice little drive especially in a sports car.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful ride is a hidden gem, some locals are unaware of this drive. You can drive from Walland to Chilhowee Lake, pull over and look at the mountains on one side, on the other you can scan the cities of Maryville and Alcoa. Several...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Foothills Parkway has beautiful overlooks. We took the short hike up to the tower and were rewarded with a gorgeous view.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best sunrise views! No crowd and very peaceful! We also heard the bear roar in the early hours while waiting for the sunrise. Nature at its best! Kids enjoyed the most!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view of the mountains from Foothills Parkway is incredible ! I highly recommend going there, its a nice drive to the top, you won't regret it

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The interstate was at a stand still, so we chose to drive around the traffic by utilizing Foothills Parkway. My children and husband were in awe of the beautiful views. There are at least 3 places to pull over for photo ops.

Thank TothTravellers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Foothills Parkway is one of our favorite drives in the Townsend/Walland Area. We had not driven it in some time, as we had been heavily scheduled with events at near-by Blackberry Farm. On our March trip, we checked out of Blackberry, and had several...More

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty peaceful off the beaten path drive with nice views. Extra lovely in the fall with tree change colors. Much less crowded than the Smoky Mountain Park for fall drives to see the leaves. We have enjoyed the drive several times at different times of...More

1  Thank catblueblue
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We visited in mid-March and the views were absolutely breathtaking! I can’t imagine what it would look like in the summer and fall! The drive was not bad at all and it seemed as if not very many people knew about this drive. We only...More

Thank Cassandra A
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Suzanne E
10 April 2017|
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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!
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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
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dme12373
21 January 2015|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
dme 12373, I think you will be good to go. Early Feb is one of the few times of the year there is much less traffic. The locals enjoy the "quiet.". Kind of surprised you are coming so early in the year. If you wait until... More
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