Attention all driving enthusiasts! Check the calendar, and fit in one last spin before winter settles on the Great Smoky Mountains. Today is one of those glorious, sunny autumn days: perfect for running the “Tail of the Dragon”! If driving or riding is your pleasure, this is a can’t miss opportunity.
With 318 curves in an 11-mile stretch of roadway, there is very little to compare to this experience, nor is it easy to describe. Let’s just call it grown-up fun! Safety first, of course. This one is not about the scenery, but about the excitement of the road. For just one amateur’s take on the fun, view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbBDmW3zc1E
Highway 129 crosses the North Carolina and Tennessee state line. At the end of your journey, come relax with us in your Wears Valley, Tennessee cabin from Volunteer Cabin Rentals, near Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Plot your day for your ride with this helpful link: http://www.tailofthedragonmaps.com
So create your own visible draft of swirling autumn leaves behind you, and enjoy the Dragon soon. What a ride!