Reed Gold Mine Morrow Mountain State Park to Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

Locust, North Carolina

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A 32-mile paved drive from the wooded hills of Morrow Mountain State Park to the exhibits and musty tunnels of Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site. This drive is both very scenic and historic. It starts in Morrow Mountain State Park, located in the low Uwharrie Mountains, and travels through rolling, pastoral Piedmont country to Reed Gold Mine, the first gold mine in the United States. The driving route follows a complicated network of paved roads between the two sites. Special attractions: Morrow Mountain State Park, Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Lake Tillery, hiking, fishing, boating, fall colors, scenic views, horse trails, and gold panning. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving North Carolina

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Scenic Driving North Carolina

by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)

A 32-mile paved drive from the wooded hills of Morrow Mountain State Park to the exhibits and musty tunnels of Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site. This drive is both very scenic and historic. It starts in Morrow Mountain State Park, located in the low Uwharrie Mountains, and travels through rolling, pastoral Piedmont country to Reed Gold Mine, the first gold mine in the United States.

The driving route follows a complicated network of paved roads between the two sites. Special attractions: Morrow Mountain State Park, Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Lake Tillery, hiking, fishing, boating, fall colors, scenic views, horse trails, and gold panning. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Laurence Parent/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Locust
Distance: 32
Season: Year-round; best in spring and fall
Local Contacts: Morrow Mountain State Park; ReedGold Mine State Historic Site
Driving Directions: Directions to Reed Gold Mine: Morrow Mountain State Park to Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

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