Good Miata Roads
We are always interested in hearing about good roads for a Miata trip, especially those in or near Louisville.
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The following is from an email to one of our club members regarding the closure of Deal's Gap aka Tail of the Dragon.
Just wanted to send you all a note and let you know about a potential problem. There has been a rockslide on US-129 (aka Deal's Gap, Tail of the Dragon) down beside the lake on the Tennessee side approximately 1.5 miles south of Foothills Parkway.
The TN governor has decided not to accept North Carolina's help with law enforcement and emergency services and instead has decided to close the road entirely from the rockslide south to the state line. In other words, the road is closed entirely. Current estimates are that it will continue to be closed until July or August.
We recently completed a drive down the entire Natchez Trace Parkway. If you enjoy beautiful, scenic, and historic roads this is one of the best in the country. We started at the end of the Trace just south of Nashville, TN and followed the road for every inch into Natchez, MS. The road follows the original Trace which was used in the early 1800′s by people returning from a trip down the Mississippi to sell their goods.
As Mike & Joanie reminded me, many shops, restaurants, etc. in our reasonable day trip range are closed on Sunday. This is starting to abate some but we probably won’t be around long enough to see much change in the locally owned businesses.
If traveling on a Sunday & you plan to visit a specific site, shop, restaurant, etc. make sure you check the hours of that business. They very well may be closed on Sunday.
You have to go to Rabbit Hash at least once, just to say you’ve been there. If you are lucky, you might even get to shake hands with the Mayor, Lucy Lou. She’s a real dog! Really! She’s an actual canine elected by popular vote!
Rabbit Hash is a very popular biker destination, so you may find the streets congested on weekends and holidays. But never fear, the crowd is always friendly. Here is the Rabbit Hash web site.
The loop around the Red River Gorge in the Daniel Boone National Forest can be a spectacular drive in the fall. If you like to hike a little, there are lots of natural arches and rock formations. Don’t count on spending the night anywhere close though, unless you make reservations far in advance. Here is the Forest Service web site. They describe the area much better than I can.
You could start out on US42 (Brownsboro Road) in downtown Louisville, but I prefer to start next to Louisville Slugger Field, and head out River Road. Past a little of the city Riverfront Park, you have to put up with a short stretch of industrial buildings before you get to Cox's park and some great views of the Ohio river.