Backroads of North Carolina

Backroads of North Carolina by Kevin Adams

Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways

Format: Trade Paperback , 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760325926
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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North Carolina is a traveler’s dream, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks’ historic lighthouses, wild  horses, and charming fishing villages; from battlegrounds of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the “heart of motorsports”; from rolling wine country and golf courses to stately plantations and rustic settlements.  Whether you travel North Carolina for its historic treasures or natural beauty, this handy guide will help you find the Old North State’s most spectacular sites and secret treasures.  The book charts weekend adventures and day trips along back roads and scenic routes, into the state’s many mist-shrouded mountains--the Black, the Blue Ridge, and the Great Smokies--and down to its ever-changing shores.  Sumptuously illustrated, with maps and all manner of interesting detail, Backroads of North Carolina is a page-by-page pleasure, as well as a passport to the more off-beat delights of the Tar Heel State.   

A naturalist, writer, teacher, and photographer, Kevin Adams is the author of the books North Carolina Waterfalls, Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians, Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes, The Mountains, and the photographer of Voyageur Press's Our North Carolina, as well as numerous magazine articles. His photographs appear in books, magazines, calendars, and advertisements across the country. Kevin lives in High Point, North Carolina, with his wife, Patricia.
Format: Trade Paperback , 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760325926
Illustrations: 120 color & 22 b/w photos, 7 maps
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in / 216 mm x 279 mm





Part I                Bluffs and Valleys: The Northwest

1. A River Runs Through It: New River Country

2. A Rugged Mountain and Gentle Valley: Grandfather Mountain to Valle Crucis

3. A Fishing and Hiking Paradise: Up Wilson Creek and Down Johns River

4. River of Cliffs: A Loop around Linville Gorge

5. Through the Mining District: Little Switzerland to Roan Mountain

6. Valley Farms and River Towns: NC Highway 209 to Hot Springs and the French Broad River to Marshall

7. North on The Scenic: The Blue Ridge Parkway from Virginia to Asheville


Part II              Land of Waterfalls: The Southwest

8. South on The Scenic: The Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to the Smokies

9. Cradle of Forestry: A Loop around Pisgah National Forest

10. The Land of Waterfalls: U.S. Highway 64 from Rosman to Franklin

11. Escarpment Rivers: The Backdoor Route from Lake Toxaway to Highlands

12. Rafts and Rubies: Cowee Valley, Nantahala River, and Wayah Bald

13. History and Hiking in the Smokies: Cataloochee to Big Creek

14. Cherokee Country: Following Heintooga, Round Bottom, and Big Cove Roads into Cherokee

15. Old Trees and Grand Scenery: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and Cherohala Skyway


Part III             History and Scenery in the Heartland: The Piedmont

16. Reds, Whites, and Blue Skies: Yadkin Valley Wine Country

17. The Mountains Away from the Mountains: Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock

18. Mountains That Aren’t: The Uwharries

19. Native American Heritage: Morrow Mountain, Town Creek, and Ellerbe


Part IV             Deep History and Endless Water: The Northeast

20. Northern Route to Coast: Exploring History and Nature in the Northeast