EXPLORE THE SMOKIES
■ 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.