NC roadway considered one of the nation’s most scenic byways

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Photo: SmokyMountains.org)

The main road through the Great Smoky Mountains now has a new designation.

Newfound Gap Road, also known as Highway 441, is now considered one of the nation’s most scenic byways, thanks to its designation as an All-American Road.

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The title comes from the National Scenic Byways program, which was set up by Congress in 1991.

The 31-mile corridor joins the Blue Ridge Parkway and four other North Carolina roads in getting All-American status.

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