Pekin Road & Cartledge Creek Road + ADD NEW ROUTE
45 in North Carolina North Carolina35 Miles
on March 1, 2004
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From Troy, NC simply take Pekin Road all the way south down to Rockingham (the road changes names around Route 73 to Cartledge Creek Road).
You'll see and smell the lush green pine forests. You'll pass many old farmhouses and open fields. The road occasionally tops a small mountaintop and reveals distant views and nearby ridges. There are many nearby historic sites for detours if you choose. The road winds it's way through the southern edge of the Uwharrie Mountains and offers some stunning scenery especially in the fall.
This is by far one of the best motorcycle roads in the State. Whoever designed it must have been a motorcycle rider. From long sweepers to properly banked tighties you'll want to do this one over and over.
There's not much on the road but plenty of nearby things to do. Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site, Morrow Mountain State Park. There are a couple of great homemade ice cream stands in nearby Ellerbe.
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