The drive from Chilhowee, near Tallassee to Wears Valley begins at the Chilhowee Lake Overlook on U.S. Route 129. This overlook offers a panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. From here, the parkway winds its way through a series of hairpin curves, offering stunning views of the mountains and valleys below.
Along the way, we pass by a number of scenic overlooks, including the Gregory Bald Overlook, the Parson Bald Overlook, and the Look Rock Overlook. These overlooks offer stunning views of the mountains, and are perfect for taking photos or just enjoying the scenery. The road itself is well-maintained, with smooth pavement and gentle curves that make for a pleasant driving experience. The speed limit is typically around 45-50 miles per hour, allowing one to take in the scenery at a leisurely pace while staying safe.
If we’re looking for a scenic drive that will take our breath away, the Foothills Parkway from Chilhowee, near Tallassee to Wears Valley is the perfect destination. With its stunning views of the mountains and its abundance of outdoor activities, the parkway is sure to please.