The Scenic NC-42 Route That Leads To 6 Interesting Stops From Food To A Historic Park And A Thrift Store

When your inner explorer calls out for a scenic country road trip, the primarily rural North Carolina Highway 42 is the way to go. Beginning at Interstates 73 and 74, and U.S. Highway 220 in Asheboro, this off-the-grid route runs southeast toward Sanford, connecting several cities and towns along the way throughout the central and eastern parts of the state, ending for us in Wilson. This 122-mile road trip takes about three hours, one way, beginning with a yummy breakfast in Asheboro. And if you feel the desire, take some side trips along the way. Let’s get started.

If you would like to continue your journey, take NC-42 until it ends. The road continues from Wilson for a couple more hours until reaching NC-45 in Colerain where the highway ends. And if you’re up for more, check out seven more road trips in North Carolina.

Address: 42 Diner, 191 NC-42, Asheboro, NC 27203, USA
Address: Porter Farms & Nursery Farm Market, 3525 NC-42, Willow Spring, NC 27592, USA
Address: Deans Farm Market, 7732 4231, 4231 NC-42, Wilson, NC 27893, USA
Address: Divano's Pizzeria, 5131 NC-42 # 200, Garner, NC 27529, USA
Address: Collected Treasures, 5533 NC-42, Garner, NC 27529, USA
Address: Ole Gilliam Mill Park, 4717 Carbonton Rd #4637, Sanford, NC 27330, USA

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