8 Scenic Drives in North Carolina for Families


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Pilot Mountain

Photo courtesy of VisitNC.com/Bill Russ


Hanging Rock Scenic Byway

Length: 38 miles
Region: Piedmont

Explore the ancient Sauratown Mountains during a drive along the Hanging Rock Scenic Byway, which runs through Surry and Stokes counties. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of Hanging Rock along this 38-mile trip. Spend an afternoon hiking and enjoying Hanging Rock State Park’s 20 miles of trails, waterfalls and amazing views. Visit Tory’s Den, a cave believed to have been used by the Tories during the American Revolution. As the byway winds toward Surry County, you’ll end up near Pilot Mountain State Park and Mount Airy, Andy Griffith’s beloved hometown fictionalized in “The Andy Griffith Show” as Mayberry. If you’re a fan of the show, be sure to visit Floyd’s City Barber Shop and the Old Mayberry Jail, and grab a bite to eat at The Snappy Lunch.

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