EX­PLORE THE SMOK­IES

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■ Great Smoky Moun­tain Rail­road

trains de­part from the Bryson City de­pot. Look for sea­sonal rides like the Great Pump­kin Patch Ex­press and The Po­lar Ex­press.

■ Lakeview Drive

ex­tends 6 miles into the na­tional park. Known lo­cally as The Road to Nowhere be­cause it was never fin­ished, its vis­tas of Fon­tana Lake are re­mark­able in the fall.

■ Deep Creek Re­cre­ation Area

con­tains three scenic wa­ter­falls: Juney Whank, Tom Branch and In­dian Creek.

■ Oconaluftee Vis­i­tor Cen­ter

in Chero­kee, a gate­way to the park, is ad­ja­cent to the Moun­tain Farm Mu­seum and Min­gus Mill, which of­fer a glimpse of life 100 years ago.

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