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By Kevin Adams

North Carolina is a traveler's dream, from the nice Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks' historical lighthouses, wild horses, and fascinating fishing villages; from battlegrounds of the progressive and Civil Wars to the "heart of motorsports;" from rolling wine nation and golfing classes to stately plantations and rustic settlements. no matter if you shuttle North Carolina for its ancient treasures or normal good looks, this useful advisor may help you discover the previous North State's such a lot marvelous websites and mystery treasures. The booklet charts weekend adventures and day journeys alongside again roads and scenic routes, into the states many mist-shrouded mountains--the Black, the Blue Ridge, and the nice Smokies--and all the way down to its ever-changing seashores. Sumptuously illustrated, with maps and all demeanour of attention-grabbing element, Backroads of North Carolina is a page-by-page excitement, in addition to a passport to the extra off-beat delights of the Tar Heel nation.

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A portion of the Tanawha Trail leads from the visitor center directly under the viaduct. Glen Falls, in Nantahala National Forest, falls in three distinct drops. This view shows the cascading middle drop, considered by many the most scenic. PART II Land of Waterfalls The Southwest High Arch Bridge, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, crosses West Fork Pigeon River at Sunburst Falls in Pisgah National Forest. Transylvania County proudly calls itself the Land of Waterfalls. The county easily contains more significant waterfalls than any other county in the state (perhaps more than any county in the East).

The processing chip in your computer—in fact, the chip in every computer in the world—uses high-grade quartz mined from this district. There is a lot to learn about the region, but most tourists get back on the parkway and never explore the area. Route Start out on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Exit at Milepost 334 in Little Switzerland, then turn right onto Chestnut Grove Church Road. After 1 mile, turn left onto McKinney Mine Road. Drive 2 miles and turn right onto Crabtree Road. S. 19E. At 3 miles, turn right onto NC 80 north.

ROUTE 3 A Fishing and Hiking Paradise UP WILSON CREEK AND DOWN JOHNS RIVER This route leads you through the southern drainage of Grandfather Mountain in Pisgah National Forest, which provides some of the finest streamside hiking in the state. This region is also rich in historical relevance, evoking the era of the logging industry during the first decades of the twentieth century. Before emptying into Johns River, Wilson Creek (more like a small river according to North Carolina mountain standards) flows through Wilson Creek Gorge.

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