Yadkin Valley Scenic Byway
- DesignationState Byway
- Length76.5 miles
Located in the Western part of North Carolina, this byway allows travelers to experience everything from gently rolling farmland to foothills and mountain terrain. Until recently this area was known for its tobacco. Now the area is transitioning into the wine industry. Many vineyards and wineries are present along this route and add a tremendous cultural asset to the driving experience. For those interested in sampling locally made wine, the Swan Creek Wine Trail gives motorists a great opportunity to tour several vineyards. Just make sure to have a designated driver. For a large portion of the route, motorists can see the unique knob of Pilot Mountain. The mountain, which rises 1,400 feet, was dedicated as a Natural National Landmark in 1976. The knob marks the center of Pilot Mountain State Park. In southwestern Yadkin County, travelers can stop at one of two local general stores operated by the local Amish population that are known for selling fresh produce and other various goods. This region also has a number of old-fashioned country stores which give visitors a taste of the local Yadkin Valley culture. Along the route, travelers will pass several historic structures such as the Surry County Courthouse in Dobson, the Historic Kapp’s Mill and the Historic Kapp House in Dobson, which was built in 1840, and the Historic Edwards-Franklin House, built in 1799.
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