Blue Ridge Parkway
Scenic tourist highway built by National Park Service in North Carolina and Virginia to join Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountain National Parks.
Fall colors along U.S. 441 in North Carolina - Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Black Bear in the Smoky Mountains
Every pleasant day they can be seen along U.S. 441 highway between Chimneys Campground and Newfound Gap, on the upper North Carolina slope, and on the upper Dome road. Park officials estimate that the bear population now exceeds 200, and is increasing year by year.