While it happened several months ago at the tail-end of 2018, we’d like to announce for anyone that missed it that the “Missing Link” of the Foothills parkway connecting Walland to Wears Valley is complete and open to the public!
“The Foothills Parkway now has two finished sections at each end of the 72-mile corridor, the release said. On the western side, it goes on for 33 continuous miles from Chilhowee to Wears Valley, which is a new experience for motorists and cyclists. On the eastern side, the other section extends six miles from Cosby to I-40, with views of Mt. Cammerer, and was completed in 1968.
It will be the first time the public can drive the road, all 16 miles of it, since construction started on the project in 1966, the release said. It’s now connected by a series of nine bridges.”
As a vacation provider specializing in the roadways of the Smokies, we’d been waiting for this day as much as everyone else and we can guarantee those who want to take a Smoky Mountain Jeep across the Foothills Parkway will find it to be a very worthwhile adventure.