Scenic Driving North Carolina  by Laurence Parent

Scenic Driving North Carolina Guide Book

by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving North Carolina  by Laurence Parent
Thirty drives take you to the best that the Tar Heel State has to offer. From the windswept hills of the Outer Banks where Wilbur and Orville Wright first took flight, to the thick forests and rugged mountains of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving North Carolina" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 30.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.

A 44-mile paved drive from Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, past several picturesque maritime towns and near Cape Lookout National Seashore, to the historic town of Beaufort. This drive is easil ...
Beaufort, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 44
A 33-mile paved route from a state park with cliffs (surprising for the coastal plain) to Bentonville Battleground, the site of the last major Confederate offensive of the Civil War. This drive connec ...
Goldsboro, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 33
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A paved 14-mile drive across quiet Ocracoke Island, once a hangout of the pirate Blackbeard. This short scenic drive crosses Ocracoke Island of the Outer Banks. Except for the small, quaint village of ...
Ocracoke, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 14
A 26-mile paved and gravel road from the busy resort town of Blowing Rock deep into the tranquil Pisgah National Forest and past the tiny communities of Globe, Edgemont, Mortimer, and Roseboro. This d ...
Blowing Rock, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 26
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A 75-mile paved section of one of the most famous routes in America, following the dramatic crest of the Pisgah and Great Balsam Mountains to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Blue Ridge Parkwa ...
Asheville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 75
A 90-mile paved segment of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the famous scenic drive that connects Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most scenic routes in ...
Boone, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 90
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A 75-mile section of the paved recreational Blue Ridge Parkway, which follows the scenic crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Virginia state line to Blowing Rock. This drive follows the northern ...
Blowing Rock, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 75
A 48-mile drive past the seemingly endless beaches and dunes of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, with a visit to a wildlife refuge and what is probably the best-known lighthouse in America. This drive ...
Waves, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 48
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A short, paved 10-mile route chock-full of interesting sights, including a Revolutionary War battlefield, two state parks, a living history farm just over the border in South Carolina, and prominent P ...
Gastonia, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 10
A 25-mile mostly paved road through rugged mountains, past a historic general store to a large, accessible waterfall. This drive follows a winding route through the mountains west of Boone, past the h ...
Banner Elk, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 25
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A 50-mile paved route that winds through the lush Nantahala National Forest along the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park past Fontana, Cheoah, and Santeetlah Lakes. This drive is an easy rout ...
Robbinsville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 50
A 65-mile paved road through the heart of the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest, past waterfalls, historic sites, mountain overlooks, and miles of lush, undeveloped forest. This dri ...
Brevard, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 65
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A 44-mile drive across a very lightly developed area of the coastal plain, past the interesting Green Swamp. This is a low-key trip across a very lightly developed section of the coastal plain. Traffi ...
Supply, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 44
A 24-mile paved road between two prominent remnants of the ancient Sauratown Mountains, often called “the mountains away from the mountains” because of their isolation from the Blue Ridge. This drive ...
Mount Airy, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 24
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A 35-mile paved and gravel road through a scenic but lightly visited part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you are tired of the crowds in some parts of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, t ...
Cherokee, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 35
A 25-mile paved road through beautiful, undeveloped Nantahala National Forest, including old-growth trees at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and tremendous views from the crest of the Unicoi Mountains. T ...
Robbinsville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 25
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A 27-mile paved route up over the Blue Ridge Mountains and down the South Toe River. This is a short, easy drive from the town of Pleasant Gardens, past a small resort lake, up to the Blue Ridge Parkw ...
Micaville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 27
A 19-mile gravel and paved route that encircles rugged Linville Gorge. This drive partially encircles Linville Gorge, a yawning chasm where the Linville River tumbles 2,000 feet in 14 miles. The route ...
Linville Falls, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 19
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A 118-mile paved drive past numerous worthwhile attractions on historic Roanoke Island and several wildlife refuges to Bath, the oldest town in North Carolina. This drive travels from the Outer Banks ...
Nags Head, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 118
A 43-mile drive that starts on Knotts Island at the Virginia state line, passes through a large wildlife refuge, crosses Currituck Sound on a car ferry, and continues south along the Currituck Peninsu ...
Kitty Hawk, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 43
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