Great Smoky Mountain Cool: From Tennessee to North Carolina to the North Pole

It’s Travel Thursdays over at Owl Fly Away, in which we figure out how to get from Tennessee to the North Pole in a day.

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We got up very early in the morning and headed straight to the car, because the Aged Ps had booked a surprise adventure on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, not realising that the Railroad was located on the other side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from where we were staying in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

But no mind, the drive across to the North Carolina side of the National Park actually took us through some of the most amazing mountain landscapes, and we made plenty of stops at various lookout points along the road to stretch our legs and enjoy the view.

Panoramic views of the Smokies from various lookout points Panoramic views of the Smokies from various lookout points

One of the longer pitstops we made was at Newfound Gap, which is the lowest drivable pass through the Smoky Mountains, making crossing the mountains so much easier for travellers. Even in the most heavy snowfall, the Newfound…

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