Winding through the high mountains on State Road 194 between Cranberry and Vila, this Scenic Byway is well-traveled in the winter ski season, as it gives access to the largest concentration of ski resorts in North Carolina. The route also passes numerous spots of historical interest, including the old mission in Valle Crucis, the 19th century Mast Farm Inn and the original Mast General Store, founded in 1882.
Length: 17 miles
Drive Time: 45 minutes
For a detailed driving route and map, download the NC Department of Transportation’s Scenic Byways guide.