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.
Historic Flat Rock Scenic Byway
Looking for something to do? Take a drive along the Historic Flat Rock Scenic Byway, located southwest of Asheville. This short byway features historic mountain neighborhoods and, of course, Flat Rock Village. Be sure to visit Connemara – the Carl Sandburg National Memorial Site – and take in the beautiful architecture of St. John in the Wilderness gothic revival church. Also, don't miss the opportunity to attend a production at the famous Flat Rock Playhouse.
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