Mountain Waters Scenic Byway Professional Review and Guide
"A 61.3-mile paved route through the southern Appalachian Mountains, with whitewater river gorges, hardwood forests, and rural farm country. The Mountain Waters Scenic Byway traverses beautiful mountain terrain during its journey across North Carolina. The two-lane road is paved and has frequent turnouts for scenic viewing or recreation access. Traffic can be very heavy on summer and fall weekends, as well as on holidays, with the recreation season usually running from mid-April to Labor Day.
Special attractions: Deep river gorges, waterfalls, broad vistas, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, picnicking. 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."