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Road Tripping In Western North Carolina

For nature lovers, there is nothing as cool as hopping in the car and heading to some new places to appreciate the wonders of nature. In Western North Carolina, there are so many of these beautiful places. In fact, choosing from the list of great sites can become overwhelming. Here, we will consider some of the top places that will offer the most wondrous experience should you decide to take a trip to WNC.

 

Visit the Stables

The western side of North Carolina has its share of remarkable stables that will leave you with unforgettable memories. If you care for the adventure, it is advisable to book at least a 2 hours ride in one of the stables. The trails are generally great and you will enjoy every bit of your time in such stables as Sandy Bottom Trail Rides, Smoky Mountain Trail Rides and Bison Farm. 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway

This is definitely among the most popular lovely drives in the whole of America. It stretches along the southern Appalachian Mountains, connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. There are so many great views that will leave you in awe. There are also recreational activities all the way.

 

Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway

Established in 1989, this is another wonderful place to take a road trip. There are lots of amazing sights to behold in the byway that transverse the Pisgah National Forest. Great trails, the Cradle of Forestry, waterfalls, and scenic vistas are some of the amazing features you will enjoy.

 

Best of the Blue Ridge Scenic Loop

Road tripping should just be about sighting. Extra fun should be part of the mix and this is exactly what you get with the Best of the Blue Ridge Scenic Loop. You will get the best mountain views, waterfalls, and gardens. Shopping and sampling of local beer is another thing you may enjoy.

 

Newfound Gap Road

By taking this path, you will have a better understanding of why the Smokey Mountains National Park is so popular. There are several tunnels, stone bridge, and twist and turns to make the experience more interesting. At the overlook where you just enter North Carolina, the view as so great.

 

Cherohala Skyway

This is another road trip option that will offer a mix of amazing views and recreational activities across the Great Smoky Mountains, the Cherokee National Park, and the Nantahala National Park. For the complete experience, you can take off from Tellico Plains, Tennessee and make your final stop at Robbinsville, North Carolina.

 

Indian Lakes Scenic Byway

This is a 20 miles trip that can offer so much to fun seekers. The amazing byway runs between Almond and Tapoco on the state road 28. It will lead you deep into the heart of the Nantahala Gorge and bring you to the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

 

Waterfall Byway: US Highway 64

By taking a trip through this Byway, you will behold scenic wonders that has historical significance. In the 98 mile route, there are about 20 waterfalls. Take your time to go through the charming towns as there are unforgettable experiences waiting at every junction.

 

There you have it! Above are some of the places you should consider checking out on your road trip to Western North Carolina. A road trip in Western North Carolina will always be great. While there are several routes to take, the ones discussed in this articles are some of the very best. Take care to enjoy yourself as you enjoy the wonders of nature. An amazing experience awaits you.