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Foothills Parkway

Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Beautiful fall foliage and less crowded than the National Park

I stopped along the Foothills Parkway on the first Saturday in November of 2017. I was taking a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TheCanopyRoad
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Tallahassee, Florida
Favorite place to view the leaves

Look forward to driving the parkway every year when the leaves peak.I make sure to take my family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gail D
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Townsend, Tennessee
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“the dragon” (47 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (38 reviews)
“pull offs” (31 reviews)
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Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I stopped along the Foothills Parkway on the first Saturday in November of 2017. I was taking a drive from the Knoxville airport to Gatlinburg and this was a great detour along the way. It was way less crowded than many of the drives/pullouts inside...More

Thank TheCanopyRoad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look forward to driving the parkway every year when the leaves peak.I make sure to take my family when they come to see the leaves in the fall.

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 1 week ago

At sunrise, in the first parking area from Townsend is a classic view of the fog rising in the Smoky Mountains with a colorful sky (weather dependent) backdrop. Arrive early as many photograph this stunning view.

Thank sandykip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful drive! The views and change of color of the trees was so worth it! The area was quite, roads clean, turnoffs available if you wanted to look more at the scenery!

Thank jjtjet10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We never miss the chance to drive this Parkway. It's a beautiful road, & when the leaves are changing, it's nice to pull off & enjoy the views. But, don't be in a hurry. Take the time to walk to Look Rock Tower as well.

Thank redbird02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing better than driving in the mountains! Beautiful views of mountains on one side, valley on the other! Will definitely go again

1  Thank Vicky k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know much about the foothills parkway but decided to try it. Its wider than the park road and has plenty of curves and overlooks to make things interesting. At the peak is Look Tower - call it a mini Clingman's Dome. A short...More

1  Thank DaleH173
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Traffic is light and moves at reasonable sped. Great pull-offs for camera. View of Smokey's and Cumberland

Thank 7459chef
Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you're going to or through Tennessee, you should definitely add this to your route especially in Autumn. The canopy of color cannot be beat!

Thank amandajbb
Reviewed 1 October 2017

A very a small version of the BRP. A lovely drive as nd great scenery. Wish it was longer. Sorry we got there before the fall colors.

Thank johnlong3508
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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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