Why would one drive to Gatlinburg and face the horrors of Sevierville and Pigeon Forge to see fall colors when some of the most beautiful are within 20 minutes or so of the Courthouse? Follow John Bragg Highway east to Readyville and get on the old highway 70s toward Woodbury. Turn left on Locke Creek Road. Then turn left on Dewey Bryson Road and go to the end of that hollow. Return to Locke Creek Road and turn left and go to the big bridge. Come around to the right and follow the Rush Creek Road north to Auburn. Turn right and ride past Dutton's Market to the Hurricane Creek Road. Turn right. Follow this road to the Wilson Hollow Road. Turn right. Go up on the ridge and turn left and head through Pleasant Ridge. When you get to the road that goes to Liberty or Woodbury, you have a choice. You can turn right to head back to Woodbury or, if you have time, take any of the roads east of the main road and follow these trails up to the Short Mountain area.. as in the Seals Hollow Road. You will not regret the three hours or the day or the three days you spend in this nearby area of our beautiful countryside.
And you could actually take a detour at Auburn and, before going to the Hurricane, turn left and come down to Milton, about a ten minute drive, and have a good meal at the Milton Cafe. This is a relatively-undiscovered gem of an eating place in our area.
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