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In western North Carolina a number of routes have been designated as Scenic Byways by the Federal Highway Administration, which funds the National Scenic Byways Program. The article describes side trips and a sampling of restaurants. The byways included are the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway; Appalachian Medley; South Mountain Scenery; Cherohala Skyway; Waterfall Byway; Whitewater Way; New River Valley Byway; Mission Crossing; Little Parkway; Upper Yadkin Way; Black Mountain Rag; French Broad Overview; Nantahala Scenic Byway; Indian Lakes Scenic Byway; Drovers Road; and Pacolet River Byway.
(NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 5, Oct 2006
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Henderson describes the new Appalachian Parkway and its tentative route that will open up the scenic value of western North Carolina to both residents and tourists.
In 1990, North Carolina's Board of Transportation designated 1,500 miles of state roadway as scenic. This ambitious program won early praises but has since been relegated to the bureaucratic back burner and today, remains largely unknown and the state's scenic roadways no less threatened.