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The beauty of mountain waterfalls, the charm of rolling vineyards, the tradition of waterfront villages—these and more are explored in Backroads of North Carolina, a colorful guide to nearly 30 scenic drives through the Tarheel State. Taking you to secluded areas and sites steeped in history, the drives vary from 15 to 180 miles in length, ideal for planning a day trip or weekend getaway.
From the wildflower-lined switchbacks of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the barrier islands of the Outer Banks, North Carolina encompasses stunning natural wonders. This essential guidebook reveals its hidden allures—mineral mines, Cherokee mounds, bird-filled estuaries—all waiting to be explored.
Illustrated with beautiful color photography and intriguing historical images, Backroads of North Carolina leads you deep into the soul of the state, beyond the common tourist attractions.
Author and photographer Kevin Adams has published eight travel books, including Our North Carolina. He lives in High Point, North Carolina.
A naturalist, writer, teacher, and photographer, Kevin Adams is the author of the books North Carolina Waterfalls, Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians, Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes, The Mountains, and the photographer of Voyageur Press's Our North Carolina, as well as numerous magazine articles. His photographs appear in books, magazines, calendars, and advertisements across the country. Kevin lives in High Point, North Carolina, with his wife, Patricia. www.kadamsphoto.com/
Good pictures, little information when you consider all the possibilities. Limited in its scope as far as I'm concerned. It sits on my bookshelfPublished 5 months ago by Quetico
I bought two of these as gifts. One for my brother and one for my son-in-law. They both like to take the roads less traveled. Hope they find them informative.Published 8 months ago by Geesreview
Very disappointed. Would have liked more pictures and less facts. Would have liked a book more like a travel book then a dictionary.Published 9 months ago by Purlitzer reader
I ordered this book to see about day and short trips. Tells everything about the area. Gives good information about the areaPublished 10 months ago by grandmabrooks
Bought as kindle book but wished I had purchased the hardcover instead. A kindle doesn't do the photographs justice and could not read the small maps provided. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Faye
Cannot say enough about this great book. It breaks the state down in regions and highlights the best of each. There are maps for each section that are easy to follow. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paula
This book is wonderful,It has exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds.My family and I have decided to make 2 or 3 trips a year in different season's until we have toured the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by larry s.