Route 16 - Charlotte to Wilkesboro + ADD NEW ROUTE
49 in North Carolina North Carolina69 Miles
on September 1, 2008
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This route runs along Hwy 16 from Charlotte up to Wilkesboro, NC. Follow the signs but avoid the business route - though it does take you through some quaint small towns with some really cool old homes.
Wilkesboro says that it's the gateway to the mountains and if you take this ride, you'll see why. As you top the hills, the views are breathtaking as they overlook the Blue Ridge mountains.
For the most part the roads are excellent. A bit of bumpy stuff around the little towns. Well marked for those not too familiar with the area.
Gas is available as you need it. Restaurants are available and I highly recommend a little family owned place called "the Triple Play" ... just north of Taylorsville. Highly recommend the burgers or hamburger steak. Secret recipe with a bit of a kick. It's a must! Homemade pie too! OVERALL EXCELLENT!
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