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Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Newfound Gap is a mountain pass located near the center of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States of America. Situated along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, the state line crosses the gap, as does Newfound Gap Road . The Appalachian Trail also traverses the gap, as do a small number of other hiking trails.Newfound Gap is also home to the Rockefeller Memorial, a popular destination within the national park and the site from where former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt formally dedicated the park on September 2, 1940.According to the National Weather Service, Newfound Gap has around 19 snowy days per year, comparable to 18 at Minneapolis, Minnesota. From 1991 to 2005, annual snowfall ranged from 43.5in to 106in.
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  • This stretch of highway between Cherokee, NC and Gatlinburg, TN provides some of the best vistas available in the Great Smoky Mountains. We always make this drive whenever we are in the area. You can ...  more »
  • We have taken this drive many times and it never disappoints! There are many places to stop and view the wonderful scenery of the Smoky Mountains, including Newfound Gap and Clingmans Dome. We have ta...  more »
  • The Ranger at Sugarlands Visitor Center recommended we take this drive to put our toes in North Carolina on our vacation. The drive was cool if a bit scary for me as the driver. Still, I would do it a...  more »