There are few among us who haven’t driven at least part of the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, and you may even travel on the US Route 321 portion rather frequently from Lenoir, North Carolina to other towns along it, such as Gastonia, Lincolnton, Hickory, Boone, and Blowing Rock. While you might be tempted to switch to another route while the NC DOT is in the process of widening this important highway, we want to suggest that you choose to enjoy the slower pace, great views, and how much more it has to offer than the busy scramble of an interstate highway.
We welcome you to visit Lenoir and the NC Foothills after enjoying this scenic road trip for all this area has to offer. Tucked away at the foot of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, we are a community of craftsmen with a rich heritage and a gathering place of furniture makers, artists, and nature lovers. When you slow down to enjoy our local breweries, exciting hikes, cozy coffee shops, scenic strolls, exceptional restaurants, and more, we are confident you’ll agree that the best way to get here is driving the more scenic route.
Whether you are traveling in an RV, on a motorcycle, or your everyday vehicle, be prepared to enjoy some breathtaking views as you make your way to visit Lenoir and the NC Foothills. From weekend getaways the entire family will enjoy to longer vacation stays, the memories that you’ll take home with you will be priceless. You’ll soon realize why this is the ultimate USA road trip!