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The 10 Best Backroads In North Carolina For A Long Scenic Drive

Windows down, music loud – summer is perfect for a long scenic drive through North Carolina. The best part, many of these drives provide unique stops along the way. From sipping vino in Yadkin Valley, climbing mountains, or fishing beside a waterfall – these (somewhat) backroad drives offer so much more than a quick escape, but an entire adventure.

Sounds like a summer filled of adventure while also kicking it in the car! Which drives have you done, and which ones do you want to do?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on