Need inspiration for your fall leaf-peeping trip? During a drive on these winding scenic byways — with plenty of stops for waterfalls, hikes, museums, delicious food, and gorgeous views along the way — the journey is the destination.
7 Mountain Drives to Take in North Carolina This Fall
Head west to discover stunning views, picture-perfect overlooks, and incredible pit stops — hint: waterfalls! — along our scenic roads and byways.
Autumn’s Best Adventure: Cherohala Skyway
We found the season’s sweet spot — a series of them, actually, along a remote byway in far-western Graham County. The Cherohala Skyway dips and rises, curves and coasts past waterfalls, hiking trails, and mountain views that (almost) never end.