Road trip advice for 9 days Virginia, North Carolina?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Feb 11, 2013 1:29 AM Last Post By: bagspackednow
Feb 4, 2013 1:17 AM
I have 9 days spare to go on a mini road trip in Early March. My start point is Louisville Kentucky and my end point is Columbus Ohio. I really would like to see Virginia, West Virginia and maybe North Carolina. I know that is a big ask, so just wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions of where to go and what to do. I hunt for antiques for my business here in Oz, so any side trips or great spots would be more than welcomed. I will have a car and not on a budget. I don't have to visit these places but they sound kinda nice. But, also open to other suggestions.
Feb 4, 2013 4:38 AM
What are your interests? History? Art? Music? Food? Hikes? Bikes? Night clubs? Strip clubs? Remember, we don't know you and what we like may be what you hate.
Understand that the weather will be highly variable at that time. It may be warm and sunny, or you couldhave a blizzard. Elevation will affect this.
Feb 4, 2013 6:02 AM
2Kentucky alone has a lot to see and do, and then work your way east-
Harrodsburg is a historic town with lots of antiques, as is Danville. On the way you have the nice Shakertown Village area, and also a nice drive along the Kentucky River. Lexington area is teaming with nice antique stores as well. All these places have great Bed Breakfast, filled with antiques too.
I like the Beaumont Inn.
There are a lot of backroads and mountain towns in Kentucky alone to discover like-
Charleston West Virginia is nice too, stayed here a few times on business.
Make your way south to Asheville via nice backroads in the Appalachians, than over to Knoxville via the Blue Ridge Parkways, Bryson City and drive thru the Smokies, that would be a huge loop, then get on I-75 north and back to Columbus...
Or, head to Richmond VA and then north to Morganstown area, then over to Columbus...
Feb 10, 2013 12:50 PM
3Check out Ancient Ohio Trails online site. The Hopewell/Adena culture produced massive earthworks of geometrical, mathmatical and aesthetic beauty.Some would say 2000 yrs ago Southern Ohio was the intellectual capital of North America north of Teotehuacan. Many of the parks have well preserved natural areas as well. The Great Serpent Mound, Fort Ancient,Sunwatch Village and Newark are the most impressive. Fort Ancient,Mound City and Ohio Historical Society. There are many good historical and natural attractions in the Ohio,KY,WV region.
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