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Road Trip Thru Appalachian Mountains - from Toronto

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Road Trip Thru Appalachian Mountains - from Toronto

Road Trip Thru Appalachian Mountains - from Toronto

We are planning a 10-14 day leisurely self drive Road Trip from Toronto between April-Oct 2012. Just the wife and I, both in our 50s (presume this is relevant).

Our interests are Natural Attractions, as well as popular tourist spots.

Would appreciate if members can suggest various SPECIFIC Day by Day itineraries (and destinations), including best time of the year to do this Road Trip!

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1. Re: Road Trip Thru Appalachian Mountains - from Toronto

blueridge parkway would be my suggestion for a road trip through the mts.

Townsend, Tennessee
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2. Re: Road Trip Thru Appalachian Mountains - from Toronto

With your flexibility on dates (Apr - Oct), you might want to avoid the hotter months and the summer vacationers and target a late spring or early fall trip. Ditto on the blue ridge parkay with lots of interesting places to visit in the southern appalachians - Waynesville, NC - nice arts and crafts community, Biltmore near Asheville, NC. At the southern end of he BRP you could continue on the Cherohala skyway: http://www.cherohala.com/ and connect with the foothills parkway off of Hwy 129, leading back to Townsend and the SW entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Smokys could easily be a 3 - 4 day visit or more depending on the pace of your trip.

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3. Re: Road Trip Thru Appalachian Mountains - from Toronto

Thanks to all. We finally opted for Caravan's 8 Day Escorted Yellowstone / Mt. Rushmore Tour starting Rapid City and ending Salt Lake City, in July - Aug.

Taking a rain check on the Road Trip.

Lakeland, TN
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4. Re: Road Trip Thru Appalachian Mountains - from Toronto

Have Fun!

5. Re: Road Trip Thru Appalachian Mountains - from Toronto

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