Scenic drives: Hwy 64/74

each Wednesday I will feature a different scenic drive from my trip to eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Today I feature Hwy64/74 that runs from Cleveland, Tn. to Ducktown, Tn. along the Ocoee river. The road is also called the Old Copper road as it was built to haul the ore from the copper mines.

When you first come out of Cleveland you will pass the dam that forms Parkville lake.

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The highway itself hugs the shoreline cut into the granite rock. very scenic with many pull offs.

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The Ocoee river is a highly regarded white water attraction and the weekends find many using it. Especially from the bridge to the old power plant.

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Farther on the river is gorgeous and you can see the old copper ore railway high above the river.

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October 17th was just a little early for the peak of color but still a gorgeous drive.

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