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NY to Smoky Mtns and back

Vestal, New York
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NY to Smoky Mtns and back

I am planning a vacation (3 weeks) from NYS down through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Tennesee, North Carolina and West Virginia before heading back home through Pennsylvania.

Loose interary follows:

Days 1 (Sat), 2 - drive to Frederick MD then visit Harpers Ferry and overnight in Frederick

Days 3, 4 - Shenandoah NP; hike

Day 5, 6 - overnight in Charlottesville after day in SNP then visit Monticello

Day 7 (Fri) - Floyd, VA via Blue Ridge Pkwy; check out Fri night music at Floyd Country Store

Day 8 (Sat) - Mt Rogers/Grayson Highlands SP, Carter Fold, overnight Kingsport TN

Day 9 - Cumberland Gap NRA, Smoky Mtn NP (overnight Townsend)

Day 10 - Smoky Mtns NP (Townsend)

Day 11 - Smoky Mtns NP (Bryson City)

Day 12 - Waterfalls south of BC, natural water slide near Brevard, overnight Asheville NC

Day 13 - Asheville

Day 14 - Mt. Mitchell/Roan Mt, overnight Boone

Day 15 (Sat) - Gauley River area, overnight Beckley WV

Day 16 - Marlinton WV area (Cranberry Glades)

Day 17, 18 - Davis or Elkton WV (Seneca Rocks, Dolly Sods, Blackwater SP)

Day 19, 20 - Ohiopyle PA area (Fallingwater, Ohiopyle SP)

Day 21, 22 - back to NYS via PA (Berkley Springs WV, Gettysburgh)

Any comments, recommendations for suggested (non-interstate) routes, other things not to miss and any special dining/lodging suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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1. Re: NY to Smoky Mtns and back

You going to some beautiful places. Fun places, too. Floyd is a blast, and the Carter Fold is a special place. Here's some links for hiking on part of your trip: www.hikewnc.info (also has info on some of the area around Grayson Highlands) and www.romanticasheville.com

Vestal, New York
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2. Re: NY to Smoky Mtns and back

Thanks for the links and for confirming that Floyd and Carter Fold are worthwhile stops. I am very much looking forward to visiting the area.

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3. Re: NY to Smoky Mtns and back

Wish I were on this trip. The itinerary looks perfect.

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