The Raleigh to Wilmington Run + ADD NEW ROUTE
66 in North Carolina North Carolina143 Miles
on May 1, 2009
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We began our route on NC 55-S at High House Road in Cary, NC (southwest side of Raleigh). We set out South on 55 through Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Angier, to Dunn. We picked up NC50-S at Newton Grove and followed that through to Holly Ridge. At Holly Ridge, take US 17-S through Wilmington to US421-N. This stretch had very few services on it for some time (gas up in Wilmington).
Rural farmlands on the trip to the North Carolina coast. Small towns show some real character of Eastern NC.
Not a great deal of traffic. The route is mostly back roads with lots of twists but easy to follow. Surface is generally in very good shape.
Gasoline stations are not overly abundant, but are available if you do some planning. Lots of travel through smaller towns that have places to stop, gas up, stretch your legs, etc... The stretch on 421 out of Wilmington was pretty bare for a long while (40 mi), be prepared.
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