Follow The Pacolet River Along This Scenic Drive Through North Carolina
If you have a hankering for a road trip loaded with interesting details, then follow the Pacolet River in Tryon along this scenic drive through North Carolina. Starting at the South Carolina state line, this byway parallels U.S. Route 176 through the Tryon “Thermal Belt”, intersects the Pacolet River many times, and traces the Saluda Grade. Some of your discoveries along the way include an old railroad depot; breathtaking waterfalls; a bronze, memorial sculpture; and a log cabin. But the sky’s the limit when adding the unlimited stops of your choosing along your way. Or take it slow, walk along a wooded path, and breathe in the natural beauty this scenic drive in North Carolina has to offer.
For more day trip ideas in North Carolina, check out this YouTube by US Historians for some of the best places to visit in our state.
Hopefully you are inspired to gather up the gang or just go solo and enjoy the beautiful Pacolet River along this scenic drive through North Carolina. And if you find yourself wanting more, try out this list of 10 beautiful byways in North Carolina that are perfect for a picturesque day trip. Have a great time and don’t forget to share some of the details.
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SCENIC DRIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA & RELATED INFO
What are some more scenic drives in North Carolina?
There are lots of scenic drives in North Carolina, and these are the ones that we recommend:
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Outer Banks Scenic Byway
- Waterfall Byway, US 64
- Colonial Heritage Byway
- Mt. Mitchell Scenic Byway
- Cherohala Skyway
- Hanging Rock Scenic Byway
- Roanoke Voyages Corridor
- Tail of the Dragon
- Alligator River Route
Read more in our previous article about these scenic drives in North Carolina.
What are some of the best attractions in North Carolina?
We have so many attractions in North Carolina that belong on your bucket list. Here are 10 attractions that we like the best:
- Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock
- North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro
- Discovery Diving Co Inc, Beaufort
- Carowinds, Charlotte
- Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
- NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte
- The Outer Banks of North Carolina
- The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville
- Whitewater Falls, Whitewater River
Discover more by visiting our web page highlighting some of the best attractions in North Carolina.
What are the best road trips in North Carolina?
The best way to see the state is by car, and luckily, there are tons of road trips in North Carolina that are worth the drive. These are the 10 road trip ideas that you will love:
- Waterfalls Road Trip
- Haunted Road Trip
- Barbecue Road Trip
- Lighthouse Road Trip
- Natural Wonders Road Trip
- Fall Foliage Road Trip
- Swimming Holes Road Trip
- Small Town Road Trip
- Countryside Hidden Gems Road Trip
- Christmas Lights Road Trip
To find out more about these adventures, read our previous article about the best road trips in North Carolina.