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Get Your Motor Running: Road Trips

Get Your Motor Running: Road Trips

Get Your Motor Running: Road Trips Whether you’re behind the wheel of a fancy convertible or a family wagon, these two driving tours showcase the best of what Transylvania County has to offer. Sure, you can speed through these routes and see plenty of sights, but the ideal way is take your foot off the gas and plan to make several stops along the way. Directions: From downtown Brevard, go south on US-64 for 3.4 miles. Turn left on US-276 and go north for 15 miles. Turn left onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and go 11 miles. Turn left onto US-215 and go 17.3 miles. Turn left on US-64 and go 8.6 miles to downtown Brevard. TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY LOOP (3 – 7 hours, depending on stops) If you want a grand tour of Transylvania County, this is it. Begin in downtown Brevard, where you can fortify yourself with coffee and sweet rolls from Bracken Mountain Bakery or Blue Ridge Bakery before setting out. Your route takes you into Pisgah National Forest where you can get sidetracked by any number of great attractions, from Looking Glass Falls to Sliding Rock to the Cradle of Forestry. Top out on the Blue Ridge Parkway and follow it south. Numerous overlooks offer up stunning views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the awesome rock monolith of Looking Glass Rock. At Devil’s Courthouse, stretch your legs on a trail that summits on a granite aerie that makes you feel like you’re standing on the... Read More