Come Celebrate the Fall Colors in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains
SCENIC DRIVES in the SMOKY MOUNTAINS
South of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are many scenic drives you might want to explore. Consider these choices:
Take Hwy 64 East where you will pass Cullasaja Falls, Dry Falls, Bridal Veil Falls to Highlands, then follow 64E passing Whiteside Mountain (a 2-mile loop for hikers) to Cashiers, head south on Hwy 107 to Whitewater Falls (highest falls east of the Rockies), go back to Cashier’s on Hwy 107 towards Sylva passing lakes and rivers along the way. Head on towards Dillsboro and back to Franklin on 441 South. (For a shorter trip, in Highlands take Hwy 106 south to Dillard, Georgia at 441 South.)
Take Hwy 64 West, turn right at the sign to Wayah Bald, turn right on gravel road FS69 4.5 miles to paved trail, handicapped accessible, for panoramic views. When you get to Hwy 19, you have a choice! 1) Head south to Andrews, Murphy, then left on Hwy 64 East towards Hayesville (home to Jack Rabbit Trail). After driving through the town square, head 64 East again passing by Lake Chatuge on towards Franklin. You will pass over the Standing Indian area where you can follow the signs to Big Laurel Falls and Mooney Falls if you have daylight left. Otherwise, go back where you began, Franklin. Or 2) After Wayah Road, take a right on Hwy 19/74 towards the Nantahala Gorge. You may travel towards Bryson City to 441 South back to Franklin where you began.
Of course you may go north on 441 through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, to Clingman’s Dome and on to Tennessee, OR take the Blue Ridge Parkway for 26 miles to Balsam Mountain Exit at milepost 443, just west of Waynesville on US 74. If you want to return to Cherokee, visit Waynesville and then Maggie Valley, taking Hwy 19 West back to Cherokee!
The 2015 Wheels Through Time Vintage Motorcycle Raffle
This 1939 Harley-Davidson “EL” Knucklehead Bobber is a real American beauty….and it could be yours on November 14, 2015
Wheels Through Time is proud to introduce the 13th Annual Wheels Through Time Raffle Bike. It doesn’t get much better than this! Wheels Through Time is giving away this 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead Bobber this coming November 2015!
Each year, the Wheels Through Time holds a Motorcycle Raffle Giveaway as the museum’s annual fundraiser. In 2014, WTT gave away a pair of Harley-Davidson flathead bobbers, but this year, the museum has really upped the ante. The 2015 Raffle Grand Prize — a hot-rod Harley-Davidson “EL” Knucklehead Bobber — is ready to roll, and will be taken home by one lucky winner in November of 2015.
Visit Wheels Through Time to learn more or click here to purchase tickets.
Wheels Through Time is a 501c3 Not-For-Profit.
The Smoky Mountain Blueways
The Smoky Mountain Blueways consists of the Cheoah, Little Tennessee, Nantahala, Oconaluftee and Tuckaseegee Rivers that flow into Lake Fontana creating the “blueways system” of the Upper Little Tennessee Watershed. This system boasts some of the Southeast’s most accessible and yet pristine rivers, lakes, and streams that flow through the Southeastern United States. In fact, The IFC World Freestyle Kayaking Championships were held on the Nantahala River in 2013 confirming the region’s standing as one the“premier” water sports recreation areas in the world.
Come explore lush and diverse forests and protected parks on these waterways. The Smoky Mountain Blueways crisscrosses the Nantahala National Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Pisgah National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Encounter breathtaking mountain scenery, wildlife, abundant flowers, trees, fish, waterfalls and geological wonders on the many Smoky Mountain Blueways!
Visit the Smoky Mountains Blueways website.
North Carolina's Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountain Host is located in Western North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains. Smoky Mountain Host provides Western North Carolina travel guides, family travel activities, and attractions in Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties as well as the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.
Plan your family vacation, romantic getaway, destination wedding, or a day in the wilderness with Smoky Mountain Host. You will find lodging that fits your style and budget, shops that sell everything from souvenirs to exquisite mountain crafts, and exciting outdoor adventures for everyone in the family.
Our Western North Carolina attractions include Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, The Factory, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Harrah's Casino, Oconaluftee Indian Village, John C. Campbell Folk School, Gem Mining, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Canoeing/Rafting, Snow Skiing, and Arts & Theatre. These are just a few of the adventures awaiting for you in Western North Carolina.
This website and our FREE travel guide provides information on Western North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and Waterfalls. Communities in Western North Carolina include Andrews, Asheville, Balsam, Brasstwon, Bryson City, Candler, Cashiers, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Dillsboro, Fontana Dam, Franklin, Hayesville, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Murphy, Nantahala, Otto, Robbinsville, Scaly Mountain, Sylva, Waynesville, and Whittier.