8 Scenic Drives in North Carolina for Families

North Carolina is home to many scenic routes for families who enjoy road-tripping


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Cherohala Skyway

Photo courtesy of VisitNC.com/Bill Russ

Cherohala Skyway

Length: 43 miles
Region: Mountains

Cherohala Skyway, which opened in 1996, is a 43-mile section of the National Scenic Byways program stretching from Robbinsville, North Carolina, to Tellico Plains, Tennessee, with 18 miles of it winding through North Carolina along N.C. 143. Cherohala Skyway is a favorite among motorcycle and other road enthusiasts thanks to access to picnic areas, trails, mountain overlooks, spectacular vistas, winding curves and stunning views — especially when fall foliage is at its peak. You won’t find roadside attractions, restaurants or other businesses along the skyway, so make sure you have plenty of gas, snacks and water before you make the trip. Nearby points of interest include the towns of Lake Santeetlah and Cherokee, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and the Appalachian Trail.

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