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Written DirectionsThis route is very simple to describe. Grab a road atlas and you will see the town of Ocoee in the southeast corner of Tennessee (near Cleveland TN). From Ocoee just travel east along highway 64 to Ducktown Tennessee.
SceneryThis route is situated in the southeast corner of Tennessee and takes you to and through the Cherokee National Forest by way of the Ocoee River Gorge The section of the route that is in the Cherokee National Forest is an official (actually the first one in the country) National Forest Byway One of the best things about this route is that this part of Tennessee is loaded with some of the best motorcycle roads in all of the Appalachian Mountains Take your own side trips and find and submit your own "MotorcycleRoads route.Smokey mountains ... a beautiful lake ... a powerful river ... thick forest ... this route is loaded with scenery!The route itself hugs the sides of the beautiful Lake Ocoee, which is nestled in between tall mountains This lake is actually a reservoir that has been formed by the construction of the Ocoee Dam Along the route there are many scenic overlooks for you to pull over at and take in the magnificent views of the lake and mountains The road later follows the twisting path of Ocoee River as you head east and finally out of the National Forest into the very corner of Tennessee.
Drive EnjoymentThe roads on this route are top quality motorcycle roads. The mountain roads are full of twists and turns and elevation changes. This part of the state is less traveled and so you may have them to yourself at times.
Tourism OpportunitiesIn the town of Ocoee (and the Ocoee River) is a major center for adventure outfitters that offer activities such as whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking,1-800-251-4800), for more links. And the Cherokee National Forest is loaded with opportunities for horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and camping. In Ducktown you can find a few restaurants and places to stay ... there is a nice B&B here called the White HouseAlso, don't forget, the Great Smokey Mountain National Park is only a couple hours away and is a world-class center for outdoor activities and scenery.
Nevertheless, it is a limited access four lane highway featuring sweeping curves and splendid vistas.
After bypassing the Chattanooga area via I24 and I75, we reconnected with Tn 64 at Cleveland, Tn. This is the well know Ocoee River Scenic highway section.
We traveled the area during September, 2014. Rafting and vacationing crowds were nonexistent. Good ride.
We exited Nc 64 for Nc 74 in Murphy, Nc. to complete the last leg pf our trip to Cherokee, Nc.
327 miles covered in one day with about 250 of them on scenic highways. Plenty of gas and food along the way.
Photo Gallery of Following the Ocoee Down In Tennessee (4 Photos)
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