Originally Posted by MCTroy
We are staying at Big Meadow campground in Townsend this October. Any suggestions on sites or events we should be sure to see? There are so many options I don't know where to start. We were in Asheville last year and know this is pretty country.
Roaring Fork (no RV's though) is a road to see - especially for waterfalls. Fairly short and very scenic. (Don't burn up your brakes). Greenbriar area is good (east side of the park). Newfound Gap road is pretty but is the main thoroughfare from Gatlinburg to Cherokee, NC. Newfound Gap is a scenic spot. There are a couple of campgrounds in the park also.
If you have a motorcycle and want some excitement, out of the Townsend area is Deal's Gap which has Tail of the Dragon: http://tailofthedragon.com/
. Just be careful if you try it or you could end up on the Tree of Shame (if it's still there).