Scenic Sunday # 45

The Smoky Mountains on Newfound Gap Road.  May 10, 2009.

The Smoky Mountains on Newfound Gap Road. May 10, 2009.

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

The picture above was taken at an overlook on Newfound Gap Road in the Smokies.  Newfound Gap Road (US 441) is one of the most popular drives in the Smokies and runs between Cherokee, North Carolina and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  There are several overlooks along the road, this is an unnamed overlook on the Gatlinburg side of the mountains.

The most popular Smokies views along Newfound Gap Road are autumn scenes and sunrise/sunset views.  This picture features neither, but still gives an indication of the beauty of “America’s Most Popular Park”.

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18 Responses to “Scenic Sunday # 45”

  1. imac Says:

    Tis a Natures wonder George, brill.

  2. Neal Says:

    I’ve got essentially the exact picture. That’s a beautiful area….a lot like where I grew up.

  3. Tina Says:

    Breath taking..makes me want to come down there and see for myself!!

  4. Busy bee suz Says:


  5. karin Says:

    Mountains – far as the eye can see! As beautiful as a photo is, in real it must be stunning!

  6. sharon Says:

    Beautiful scenery!

  7. mountain mama Says:

    The Smokey Mountains are so beautiful!

  8. Fishing Guy Says:

    What a beautiful view of a neat mountain chain.

  9. Judy Says:

    I love the layers of mountains!!

  10. Janie of Utah Says:

    The Smokies are indeed beautiful with their layers of lush ridges softened by the misty air. I love your view!

  11. Ms Hays Says:

    ~It’s beautiful no matter~ Beautiful photo

  12. Rose Says:

    George, I am already sort of homesick, and this makes it worse! Sure a beautiful view.

  13. NCmountainwoman Says:

    Easy to see why this section is so heavily visited. Lovely photograph.

  14. Guy D Says:

    Excellent shot and welcome to scenic sunday!!!

    Regina In Pictures

  15. Susie Says:

    We are fixing to be headed straight that way George. Vacation is on the way. Yippee!!

  16. Grammy Says:

    Hi George, that is an amazing view. Have a great week end.

  17. Indrani Says:

    Breath taking scenic shot!

  18. Happily Retired Gal Says:

    What a GORGEOUS view!
    Hugs and blessings,

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