Looking for something to do this weekend in Asheboro? Why not go for a drive and see some of the best fall foliage the state has to offer? North Carolina has some amazing sights to see, and there’s no better time than now. The amazing reds, oranges, and browns of the fall turn these sights into fiery views that are simply outstanding. Here are some of the best drives.
If you take NC 49, you’ll come to the area called the Carolina Slate Belt. It’s located southwest of Concord, and these rolling hills feature many great forest, plus the metamorphic rocks used to build structures is very interesting.
The Uwharrie National Forest is another great place to visit this fall. You’ll find the view of the Uwharrie Mountains is very nice, and you can take a hike through the forest if you want to stretch your legs a bit.
There are several other great spots near the Uwharrie Mountains. There’s Tuckertown Lake, an artificial lake built in 1917. The Uwharrie River flows near the Morrow Mountain State Park and eventually joined the Yadkin to form the Pee Dee River.
While you’re driving through this area, you might want to stop at Reed Gold Mine. This was the site of the first discovery of authenticated gold in the country. It’s near Mt. Pleasant, another great spot to see fall foliage.
Of course, these are just a few best fall foliage drives in North Carolina. If you’ve got the time and don’t mind spending the day driving, there are many other great views to take in.