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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Whitewater Way

Length: 9 miles
Region: Mountains

Named for Whitewater Falls, the highest waterfall east of the Rockies, Whitewater Way is a short 9-mile drive that passes Gorges State Park in Transylvania County, about 45 miles from Asheville. You’ll find Whitewater Way on N.C. 281 between Sapphire and South Carolina in the Nantahala National Forest. The waterfall is located about 8.5 miles from Sapphire. Look for signs to the Whitewater Falls Scenic Area, then parking in the parking lot, which leads to the trailhead and an easy, 5-minute walk to the 411-foot waterfall.

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