Most Romantic Drive In The Smokey Mountains

Bill Harbin Jr By Bill Harbin Jr, 23rd Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Discover the most romantic drive in the Smokey Mountains. Learn about this experience and decide what route and activities might be most exciting to you.

Most Romantic Drive In The Smokey Mountains

America offers beauty in many locations. One of the most peaceful and romantic places to visit here is the Smokey Mountains. The state of Tennessee offers many beautiful and exciting places to visit, but one road trip here stands out for romance.

A central point to experience romance in Tennessee is Gatlinburg. Find your way to this quaint town that is a great romantic destination, then experience the road trip of your dreams. This journey is a short drive from Gatlinburg and offers a roundtrip back. Plan for one day of casual bliss on this drive with many stops and a smorgasbord of activities are available.

Little River Road

From the Gatlinburg Visitor’s Center take Little River road into the Smoky Mountain National Park. There are many places to visit in this park, but this road is my personal favorite. Curvy road and stream is the theme of this tour.

There are many places to stop and observe rushing water scenes. This entire journey seems designed to create sparks in a relationship. Take your time and enjoy this cool river outing. Grab your camera and take some pictures that will bring some great memories.

Cades Cove

The relaxing drive gets even better when you reach Cades Cove. There is an eleven mile one way loop to experience here that takes you back to yesteryear. Stop and see waterfalls, beautiful mountain views, and old farmhouses, schools, and churches.

For those who are more athletic minded, take bicycles and ride around the loop. Those hills that give strenuous exercise going up also might bring cool relief cruising down over the next turn. If you love camping, stay overnight for a small fee in the campground and enjoy nature.

Wears Valley Road

From Cades Cove the road back to Gatlinburg can be a new route if you take Wears Valley Road, also known as Hwy 321. Be sure to stop at the “Y’ at Townsend and stick your feet or entire body in this swimming hole to experience a cool blast on the way.

Wears Valley is a beautiful area to visit, plus this road that takes you back to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for more scenic views. There is no entrance fee to the Smoky Mountain Park for the romantic drive. Hiking, biking, tubing, and swimming are other activities for the more adventurous.


Gatlinburg, Road Trip, Romantic, Smokey Mountain National Park, Smokey Mountains, Tennessee, Tennessee Tourism

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Bill Harbin Jr is a freelance writer that had a book published in addition to hundreds of articles. His practical, down to earth advice can be used to find not only value, but perhaps a better life.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Oh, so this is what it looks like! I drove through the Smokey Mountains twice, and both times it was socked in with fog like pea soup!

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author avatar Retired
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Love, love the Smokey Mountains. Lovely article.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
19th Sep 2014 (#)

sounds so wonderful..many thanks Bill...i enjoyed the mountains in North Carolina too...

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
12th Nov 2014 (#)

Bill, this does sound like a romantic drive. I would love to take this trip. In the fall it must be simply divine. Congratulations on being author of the day. I was so excited to see your name at the top of the page. Smiles to you today and always.

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
13th Nov 2014 (#)

Thanks to all for the great comments.

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