• North Carolina Civil War Trail
  • North Carolina Civil War Trail
North Carolina Civil War Trail

Main Street
Elkin NC 

    The North Carolina Civil War Trail is a driving trail of events that unfolded from coastal sites to western skirmishes. The Yadkin Valley features Civil War sites relating to Union General George Stoneman who came raiding—known as Stoneman’s Raid—through the area destroying Confederate infrastructure in his path.

    Yadkin Valley Scenic Byway

    Old US Highway 421
    Hamptonville NC 

      Located in the western part of North Carolina, the Yadkin Valley Scenic Byway gives motorists the opportunity to see everything from gently rolling farmland to foothills and mountain terrain. The byway begins in downtown Elkin at the U.S. 21/Main Street/North Bridge Street intersection. Within walking distance of this point are the Foothills Art Council, Brushy Mountain Winery, Elkin Public Library and Crater Park.

      The Blue Ridge Parkway

      Blue Ridge Parkway
      Banner Elk NC 

      The Blue Ridge Parkway spans 252 stunning miles in North Carolina, winding its way among mountain towns, national forests and historic sites, all the while treating you to breathtaking views along hundreds of roadside vistas and hiking and biking trails. Known as “America’s Favorite Drive,” the Parkway is the second most-visited attraction in the National Park Service and a must-visit destination during fall color season.

      Millbridge Scenic Byway
      Millbridge Scenic Byway

      Sherrills Ford Road
      Salisbury NC 

        The Mill Bridge Scenic Byway passes through land that has a long tradition of farming and a rich cultural history. With a population density of only about 50 people per square mile, this area is marked by open spaces, fields, streams and working farms dotted with well-preserved historic homes, out buildings and barns. The 38-mile byway begins south of historic Salisbury at the intersection of N.C. 150 and Sherrills Ford Road (S.R. 1526) in Rowan County. Travel along Sherrill’s Ford road for 27 miles.



        Uwharrie Scenic Road
        Uwharrie Scenic Road

        NC Highway 49
        Asheboro NC 

          The Uwharrie Scenic Road takes motorists through both the Uwharrie Mountains and the area known as the “Carolina Slate Belt” along N.C. 49 between Charlotte and Asheboro. Begin following the route at the byway’s northern end at the intersection of N.C. 49 and U.S. 64. Travel south along N.C. 49 toward Concord.



          Hanging Rock Scenic Byway
          Hanging Rock Scenic Byway


          Rural Hall NC 

            By traveling the Hanging Rock Scenic Byway, motorists can explore the ancient Sauratown Mountains in North Carolina's rolling northern piedmont. To access the byway,take Exit 118 off US 52 and follow N.C. 65 East through Rural Hall.



            US 421 Scenic Byway
            US 421 Scenic Byway

            US Highway 421
            Deep Gap NC 

              The U.S. 421 Scenic Byway travels through Watauga County’s portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The byway offers sweeping views of the valleys, woodlands and mountains between Deep Gap and Boone. It also runs near the home of multiple Grammy Award winner and cultural icon Doc Watson. Begin following the byway along U.S. 421 North at the intersection with the Blue Ridge Parkway.