The Road To Nowhere
The Road to Nowhere is a late night must!  In the 1930s and 1940s, Swain County surrendered the majority of their land to the government for the creation of Lake Fontana and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The old road connecting communities was buried by the new lake and, of most importance to the displaced residence, there was no longer access to the old family cemeteries. The government agreed to build a new road (in exchange for the land) but for one reason or another, construction halted and never resumed. The road ends at a tunnel that is barricaded off from cars but is pedestrian friendly. If you want to go for the views of the lake and some hiking, head up during the day but if you want a late night spooky adventure head up to the tunnel at night with some friends. Do bring a flashlight but see how far you can get through the 1200 foot tunnel without turning it on. Note: if you're going with children, beware there is a lot of graffiti on the walls of the tunnel and you never know what they may read. #hiking #nationalpark #northcarolina #greatsmokymountains #history
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