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    We're taking a road trip to Nantahala,NC from Austin,TX and interested in staying off the interstate. Not in any hurry. Any suggestions?

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    Tucson, AZ

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    As long as you understand that by doing so you will increase your minimum driving time from two days to three days, you could take two of my favorite 'back' roads and have a very pleasant drive that also takes you near some very interesting possible stops. First you would head past (around) Houston and into southwestern Louisiana where the Creole Nature Trail gives you access to some little seen bayou country. Then up the Great River Road/Blues Highway (US-61) to Natchez and the Natchez Trace Parkway all the way up into southern Tennessee where US-64 to and US-411 out of Chattanooga would get you into the Great Smoky Mountains area. Unfortunately, there is no good way around Chattanooga, so the Interstates (I-24/I-75) are your best bet through that area.


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    Thank you AZBuck. Have been on the Natchez Trace many times and love it.

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