A taste of the Appalachians via 25, 208, 321, 19 + ADD NEW ROUTE
68 in North Carolina North Carolina145 Miles
By "BMR Dude"
on November 1, 2003
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Head East out of Newport, TN on highway 25, go until it "T's", turn North on 208, follow it until it intersects 321 in Greeneville. Turn right (east) on 321 and take it all the way to Johnson City. At Johnson City, take a right (south) on to US HWY 19 (towards Asheville). Take this south all the way over the TN/NC border and into NC. About 10 miles after you cross the border in Mars Hill, take a left on to 19 East and take this all the way to the routes end at Burnsville NC.
*If you want to continue seeing the nice stuff, continue on 19 till you get to 80. Take a right on to 80 (south) and this will take you down to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.
This route is located very close to the Smokey Mountain National Park. However, it will offer some of the same breathtaking beauty of the park with out the traffic and congestion. You'll drive in some beautiful lush mountain scenery and will not be disappointed by the surroundings.
Found these roads a couple of years ago while riding the area. Beautiful scenery, minimal traffic if any, wide variety of very tight curves and sweepers
Take this route for the scenery and twisty roads not the "roadside amenities" as there really isn't much to do along the way in terms of attractions and such. Be sure to fuel-up in Newport....next fuel is not until Burnsville.
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