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 routes are carefully selected as safe and interesting alternates to the faster-pace and commercial areas found along the state'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 and sounds in the Coastal Plain.
North Durham Country Byway
Escape the fast pace of city life in the heart of North Carolina's Piedmont. Enjoy the pleasant slower pace of the North Durham Country Byway. This byway features beautiful views of the countryside, historic plantation farmlands, hiking trails at Hill Demonstration Forest and recreational opportunities at Lake Michie and Little River Lake. In December, history buffs can get a glimpse into Durham County's past during 100 Years of Christmas at Historic Stagville.
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