Mad Maps Scenic Road Trips
Smoky Mountains [USRT170]
It's time to explore one of the most storied regions in the country. Our Smoky Mountains Regional Scenic Tours map will guide you along more than 30 scenic loops and little known drives, and past the sweeping panoramas that have made this area famous. You'll see lush valleys, rich forests and striking ridges as these twisting mountain highways lead you through the birthplace of bluegrass music, coal-mining country and the home of the Cherokee.
Experience the rolling green hills and Cumberland Plateau of Eastern Tennessee. Venture into historic Southern Kentucky and the Daniel Boone National Forest. And get your mind blown along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Stop and take a look around and you'll find yourself surrounded by the most breathtaking scenery most people will ever see. Much of it shrouded in that legendary blue mist.
The best times to visit are usually spring and early fall. In April and May, the hills are awash with green and the air filled with the smells of spring. In the fall, the lush, mixed forests become a fireworks display of color against an evergreen backdrop. Winters are cold. Summers are hot. But no matter when you go, you'll always thank yourself.
For back roads enthusiasts, this region is a must-see. And this map a must-have.