Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Newfound Gap is a mountain pass located near the center of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States of America. Situated along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, the state line crosses the gap, as does Newfound Gap Road . The Appalachian Trail also traverses the gap, as do a small number of other hiking trails.Newfound Gap is also home to the Rockefeller Memorial, a popular destination within the national park and the site from where former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt formally dedicated the park on September 2, 1940.According to the National Weather Service, Newfound Gap has around 19 snowy days per year, comparable to 18 at Minneapolis, Minnesota. From 1991 to 2005, annual snowfall ranged from 43.5in to 106in.
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  • This is a nice scenic road that takes you for Tennessee Into North Carolina. a lot of history has gone through her. Just a peaceful drive.  more »
  • This is a great drive from Gatlinburg, TN to Cherokee, NC through Great Smoky Mountains NP. It's free to enter the park and this is the main road through it. Halfway through, it stops at Newfound Gap....  more »
  • I love nice, quaint drives like this one. The overgrowth of the trees and the winding path make for a peaceful day!  more »
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  • A beautiful drive full of amazing scenery, breath taking views, and rich mountain history! Set plenty of time aside and take your time. So much to take in!
  • It is neat to stand where President Roosevelt stood. It's just neat to be in the Smokies period. Beautiful.
  • An Always Must Stop here every time we go to Gatlinburg. This is the best scenic overlook on Hwy 441 on your way to Gatlinburg. 365 degree overlook visibility. Beautiful spot for pictures.
  • Awesome place... must visit... nice views..good place for fall colors...
  • Great spot to start hiking the Appalachian Trail. The parking lot is super crowded, so leave your car just after, on the way to N.C..

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Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
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