8 Scenic Drives in North Carolina for Families
North Carolina is home to many scenic routes for families who enjoy road-tripping
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Length: 38 miles
Explore the ancient Sauratown Mountains during a drive along the Hanging Rock Scenic Byway, which runs through Surry and Stokes counties. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of Hanging Rock along this 38-mile trip. Spend an afternoon hiking and enjoying Hanging Rock State Park’s 20 miles of trails, waterfalls and amazing views. Visit Tory’s Den, a cave believed to have been used by the Tories during the American Revolution. As the byway winds toward Surry County, you’ll end up near Pilot Mountain State Park and Mount Airy, Andy Griffith’s beloved hometown fictionalized in “The Andy Griffith Show” as Mayberry. If you’re a fan of the show, be sure to visit Floyd’s City Barber Shop and the Old Mayberry Jail, and grab a bite to eat at The Snappy Lunch.