Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway
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Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway drive the 79-mile Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway, and imagine the changes the forests have seen in the past century.

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Published by USDA Forest Service, Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


  • Automobile travel -- North Carolina -- Pisgah National Forest.,
  • Scenic byways -- North Carolina -- Pisgah National Forest.

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Edition Notes

SeriesRecreation guide R8 -- RG 309., Recreation guide R8 (Atlanta, Ga. : 1990) -- RG 309.
ContributionsUnited States. Forest Service. Pisgah Ranger District.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet ([4] p.)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17718973M

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The Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway is a 76 mile loop, that takes you through Pisgah National Forest, east of Waynesville NC and west of Brevard loop will take you past numerous waterfalls, hiking trails, and beautiful ’ll even cross the Blue Ridge Parkway twice!   When most people visit the Brevard area, sightseeing gets hyper focused on the many waterfalls in the area. Google Maps alone depicts more than 20 waterfalls within a mile radius of Brevard. But there’s another often overlooked sightseeing opportunity and it’s found on the Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway. Forest Heritage Scenic Byway is a mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Length /5(10). Byway Snapshot Looping for 65 miles through the mountain scenery of North Carolina, the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway intersects the Blue Ridge Parkway twice and connects visitors with heritage sites marking the beginning of modern stewardship forestry in the United States. Most of the byway is located within the Pisgah National Forest.

Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway. This scenic driving tour begins on the northern slopes of the Balsam Mountains in southern Haywood County. The scenic byway title “Forest Heritage” definitely lives up to its namesake. The mile loop tour will take you deep into the heart of the Pisgah National Forest with mountain peaks reaching more that 6, feet above sea level. Forest Heritage Scenic Byway appalachian Medley French Broad Overview Historic Flat Rock Scenic Byway Drovers Road Black Mountain Rag Pacolet River Byway South Mountain Scenery Mission Crossing Little Parkway New River Valley Byway I Scenic Highway u.S. Scenic Byway Pisgah Loop Scenic Byway upper Yadkin Way Yadkin Valley Scenic Byway. The Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway is highlighted by beautiful mountain scenery and rich local history in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It's a great way to explore Pisgah National Forest, and iconic places along with way like Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls and Looking Glass Rock. You could take an entire day to drive the winding route and stop at the many places along the way. Once known as the Military Road, the byway was built through the Nicolet National Forest to transport guns, ammunition, and troops north in case of English invasion from Canada. The road was used primarily by traders, early settlers, loggers, and Indians. It is still used extensively as it winds through scenic North Country.

  Each byway is given a listing in this work. The descriptions include length, location and scenic features of the byway. Interesting activities along the byway, the national forest or general area it is located, the highway numbers on which the byway travels, the best season to travel, and camping facilities along the way are all s: 2. Highland Scenic Byway Travel through the timbers of the Monongahela National Forest on the Highland Scenic Highway. Hardwood forests cover rolling, mountainous terrain capped by dark spruce at high elevations. Traverse a narrow and steep-walled valley with views of . The Forest Heritage Scenic Byway is a mile ( km) National Forest Scenic Byway, National Scenic Byway and North Carolina Scenic Byway that traverses through the Pisgah National Forest, in Western North Carolina. It features the Cradle of Forestry, waterfalls, trails and scenic vistas. When you’re heading south next time, especially if your path takes you close to the Great Smoky Mountains, carve out some time to drive the Forest Heritage National Byway in the Pisgah National Forest. More later on specific sights along the route, but first we’d like to share a taste of the fascinating story of this spectacular piece of the mountains.