The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming a destination too, with its remote 60 miles of breathtaking scenic mountain highway. The area also has other incredible roads like the Moonshiner 28, Devils Triangle, Diamondback 226, Six Gap North Georgia, The Snake and Great Forest Service Dual Sport and Jeep Roads.
The Tail of the Dragon T-Shirt Shack at the intersection of US 129 and NC 28 is closed for the winter. We’ll be back in March with some new products. Looking forward to next year at the Big Metal Dragon. You can shop our secure On-Line Tail of the Dragon Store anytime. We run Facebook and Instagram contests frequently and provide discounts and special event news in out seasonal Monthly Newsletter. And, make sure to visit Killboy.com to view his weekly highlights and where you can order your Dragon and Cherohala Skyway photos, both current and archives. Killboy.com also offers GoPro rentals and sales (accessories too) at the T-Shirt Shack,
Latest Tail of the Dragon News:
Trucks Banned on Dragon in TN
In Search of Moonshine
It has taken 15 years, but Tennessee finally banned large trucks and other vehicles from the Dragon. CLICK HERE to read about this long battle.
It was a cold January day when Nancy and I decided to take the day off and head to Gatlinburg, Tennessee in search of moonshine. Perfect time to drive through the Smoky Mountain National Park. Winter visitors find less traffic and a clear, crisp day provides some fantastic views.
After seeing an elk wandering a residential home in Gatlinburg, We had hoped to spy an elk or two in the Great Smokies, but they were nowhere to be found. We had seen one of these magnificent animals a week before wandering around a residential yard along US19 in Maggie Valley.
We found three great moonshiner distilleries in Gatlinburg, our longtime favorite Ole Smoky Moonshine, and new kids on the block Sugarlands Distilling and Davy Crockett’s Tennessee Whiskey. All three distilleries were cooking and provided free samples. You can even purchase our local moonshiner’s secret blend of Moonshine from Jim Tom and Mark at Sugarlands.
It was a fun trip, one that we highly recommend any time of year. CLICK HERE to read the details and see our photos.
How about a late winter getaway to the Dragon… Be nice to your sweetheart and enjoy the less crowded roadways. CLICK HERE to see the promotions.
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