Highlands of the Roan Byway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationNC
  • Length30.8 miles
Statewide Byway Partners
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Highlands of the Roan Byway


Highlands of the Roan byway is more than just a scenic route that transports travelers across the majestic Appalachian Mountains. It is a route that explores the deep roots of Appalachian heritage and offers opportunities to be immersed in the local culture. As visitors meander through the quite valleys of the mighty mountains in search of the Roan highlands, they will discover small farms, churches, and towns that offer opportunities to learn the art of local crafts such as pottery, weaving, and glass blowing. Along the way, keep an eye out for the many Christmas tree farms scattered throughout the hills. The byway ends at the Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens near Carvers Gap in the Pisgah National Forest with distinct views of the Black Mountain range to the east and the Roan Highlands to the north and west.

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