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North Carolina Byways

North Carolina Byways
The N.C. Department of Transportation has designated 60 scenic byways to give visitors and residents a chance to experience a bit of North Carolina history, geography and breathtaking scenery while raising awareness for the protection and preservation of these treasures.

The byway routes are carefully selected as safe and interesting alternatives to the faster-pace and commercial areas found along North Carolina's major highways and interstates.

Travelers can really get to know North Carolina's people and communities and see the diverse beauty the Tar Heel state has to offer – from the high peaks of the Appalachian Mountains to the fertile hills of the Piedmont to the marshes, sounds and beaches of the coast.

Featured Byway

Big Horse Creek Byway

Big Horse Creek Byway
The Big Horse Creek Byway begins on N.C. 194 at N.C. 88 in Warrensville and runs 17.9 miles to the Virginia state line. 

The 17.9-mile Big Horse Creek Byway features rural life in the beautiful mountains of Ashe County, specifically in Lansing, whose motto, "Echoes of the Past, Whispers of Tomorrow," well defines the small, rustic town. Learn more

Resources

North Carolina Byways Guidebook

Get a free copy of the North Carolina Byways Guidebook to begin your journey exploring some of North Carolina's less-traveled roads.

  • Download a copy
  • Send a message (along with your full mailing address)
  • Mail your request (along with your full mailing address) to:

    North Carolina Byways Program
    1557 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1577 

Donations to the North Carolina Byways Program are appreciated.

North Carolina Byways Teacher's Guide

To request a copy of the Scenic Byways Teacher's Guide, please send a message (along with your full mailing address).

Go Mobile

North Carolina Byways are featured on UGoTour, a free mobile tour guide app for mobile devices.

Interactive North Carolina Byway Map

The interactive map below features general locations of some of North Carolina's 60 byways. Use your mouse to click and drag around the map. Use the zoom controls to see the byways in more detail.

Contact

Kyle Cooper

Scenic Byways Coordinator
Send Message

(919) 707-2937 (fax)

1557 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1557

9/19/2018 11:50 AM

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