Upper Yadkin Way


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationNC
  • Length26.3 miles
Statewide Byway Partners
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Upper Yadkin Way


The Upper Yadkin Way byway takes motorists on a scenic adventure through the state’s northern foothills. Pastures and farmland can be seen along the beginning segment of the route between Goshen and Ferguson, which follows the Yadkin River from the mountains through the foothills. The Yadkin River rises in Watauga County, near Blowing Rock, to the west and eventually becomes a part of the Pee Dee River bordering Montgomery and Stanly Counties. As you near the end of the byway, you will travel through the area known as Happy Valley, which was the site of prominent early settlers.

 Update this byway information today!