Looking for a summer adventure? You do not have to drive far find plenty of fascinating recreational, historical and cultural treasures to explore along North Carolina’s Scenic Byways, which criss-cross every region of the state.
Cool off in the mountains with a trip down the Nantahala Byway, which begins in far Western North Carolina in the Cherokee County town of Marble. The byway travels through the Nantahala National Forest, paralleling the Nantahala River, a world-class whitewater rafting destination. Local outfitters provide rafting, kayaking and canoeing tours during the warmer months and even into the fall and winter seasons.