8 Scenic Drives in North Carolina for Families

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


(page 6 of 8)

Dry Falls

Photo courtesy of VisitNC.com

Waterfall Byway

Length: 98 miles
Region: Mountains

Waterfall Byway is a 98-mile trail that follows U.S. 64 through Cashiers and Highlands. The byway, which begins in Transylvania County and ends in Cherokee County, is named for 200 waterfalls in the region, which is aptly known as “land of the waterfalls.” Viewing many of these stunning waterfalls requires long hikes, but a few of them are easily accessible.

Bridal Veil Falls near downtown Highlands is visible from your car, but you’ll want to stop and take a picture of this stunning 120-foot waterfall. Less than a mile away is Dry Falls, which requires a .25-mile, kid-friendly trek. Step onto the viewing platform that is also stroller and wheelchair accessible, and take the paved path to the waterfall, which drops 80 feet. Cullasaja Falls, about 9 miles from Highlands, is also visible from the car.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Content

A Tale of Two Stone Mountains

Despite sharing a name, both Stone Mountains offer unique delights for families to enjoy.

8 Family-Friendly Hikes in NC

From the mountains to the sea, these trails are perfect for the entire family.

15 Must-Visit Small Towns in North Carolina

If you love the small-town vibe, pack a suitcase to discover the irresistible charm of these North Carolina road-trip worthy destinations.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Newsletter Sign-Up

Stay connected to what's going on for kids and families in the Triad by signing up for our FREE e-newsletters!


Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Annual Guides

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.