The winding Foothills Parkway was designed to provide beautiful vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains along their northern flank. The original plan was to build a 72-mile scenic drive from Chilhowee Lake to I-40 near Cosby, but middle sections of the parkway have not been finished.
Although Foothills Parkway is not completed, finished sections are open for traffic on the opposite ends of the parkway. The unfinished sections are open to pedestrian and other non-motorized traffic.
Find out more about the government’s future plans for Foothills Parkway.