Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: scenic drive

  • Spring Fed Waterfall

    This roadside attraction – a spring fed waterfall – was photographed on a mountain top along the newer section of the Foothills Parkway, located in the Smoky Mountains near Wears Valley, Tennessee. If interested in a print, you can visit my gallery for a great selection of options.

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  • Black and White Cabin

    Black and White Cabin

    Located in the Smoky Mountains at Cades Cove, not far from Townsend, Tennessee, this black and white photograph features a vintage cabin built by European settlers in the early eighteen-hundreds. Many prints are available in my gallery. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Vintage Structures

    From the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee at Cades Cove, these photographs include an old church steeple with bell, hand-crafted rafters inside a barn, and the Grist Mill waterwheel. You can visit my gallery at Pixels to see a variety of print types, such as: framed, metal, canvas, wood, art, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Thanks for looking!


  • Black and White Building

    Cades Cove

    This historic wooden structure was photographed at Cades Cove, in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. A verdant valley originally home to both Cherokee Indians and early European settlers, the area is now a very popular tourist destination with many roadside attractions.

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  • John Oliver Cabin

    When touring Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the first roadside attraction visitors encounter is the John Oliver Cabin. John and Lucretia Oliver were the original European settlers in this verdant valley, befriended by the Cherokee Indians, who offered assistance during their first winter. The cabin was built in 1822.

    Prints are available in my gallery. Thank you.


  • On The Road

    Norris Dam

    Located located along the Clinch River in the Norris Dam State Park, in Rocky Top, Tennessee, Norris Dam was built in 1936 and stands 265-feet tall.

    You can discover a variety of fine prints in my gallery, including:

    • framed
    • canvas
    • art
    • metal
    • poster
    • wood
    • acrylic
    • tapestry

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  • Cherokee Falls

    Cherokee Falls

    After enjoying Hemlock Falls, I hiked up the canyon and headed upstream along the trail – and then back downhill, again – to see the 60-foot tall Cherokee Falls. Part of the Cloudland Canyon State Park, in Georgia, it’s a short hike & well worth the visit!

    Prints

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    Enjoy the great outdoors!


  • Hemlock Falls Trail

    Hemlock Falls Trail

    I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a visit to the 90-foot tall Hemlock Falls, located near Trenton, Georgia, in the Cloudland Canyon State Park – on the western edge of Lookout Mountain – on the Cumberland Plateau. The park has a $5/vehicle entrance fee.

    Leaving Knoxville, Tennessee at 5:00 a.m., it was a 2 hour drive and I was the first person to arrive at the trail. By the time I returned to my vehicle, however, the parking lot was full.

    Suggestion

    If you arrive early, come prepared with the correct fee: an envelope with 16-quarters + a $1 bill isn’t easy to pass through the slot in the fee-deposit box. D’oh!

    During my hike, I met several interesting people – a Pastor and his wife from Knoxville, a couple traveling on vacation from Ohio, and an individual from Marietta, Georgia, who was filming the canyon using a drone.

    Despite being only 1.1 miles out and back, visitors must traverse 600 steps into the canyon. I was pleased that the trails were in good condition, and the hike wasn’t too difficult. For those in need of a rest, however, several benches have been conveniently situated along the trail.

    Prints

    If you’d be interested in a print of any kind, visit my shop at Pixels.


  • Scenic Drive To Norris Dam

    Scenic Drive To Norris Dam

    I recently enjoyed a scenic drive to Norris Dam, located along the Clinch River between Anderson & Campbell counties, Tennessee.

    The hydro-electric dam opened on March 4, 1936, after nearly 2.5 years of construction. It stands 265-feet tall by 1860-feet wide, and has a maximum generating capacity of 126 megawatts.

    Long Range
    Street View
    Over The Edge
    Marina

    Norris Dam State Park includes more than 4000 acres on Norris Reservoir, the largest reservoir on a tributary of the Tennessee River. The park also operates a fully equipped marina with boat ramp, which is available to the general public.