The Highest Road In North Carolina Will Lead You On An Unforgettable Journey
With so many mountain peaks, North Carolina has a number of scenic byways that will carry you up into the clouds and deliver jaw-dropping views that extend for what seems like eternity. But there is only one road that can stake claim to the highest of them all. In fact, according to Wikipedia (so it MUST be true), the highest road in North Carolina is also the highest road or highway east of the Mississippi River.
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NC-128 is located at MP355 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mount Mitchell State Park is open year-round, except for Christmas Day. However, during cold weather the Blue Ridge Parkway may have limited travel capability to get to milepost 355. You can always find up-to-date information regarding closures and accessibility from MP355 on the official website for North Carolina State Parks.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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