Hi, I've just joined the list -- great information here. We are planning a trip (approximately 20-22 days total) from NYC to Northeast TX to visit my family. We will be with them for about a week and have a week or so on both ends of the trip to drive scenic routes, do some camping and hiking, see some historic sites, etc.
We'd love to do parts of the Blue Ridge & Skyline Pkwy, Natchez Trace, but on our way there, we will likely have only about 5 days on the road. We can take more time on the way back. Any thoughts about really great campgrounds, short hikes along the way? Things not to miss? We prefer more out-of-the-way kinds of things -- fewer people, quiet spots, etc. Our son will get tired of being in the car, so we are trying to scout out fun things to do along the way.
Any suggestions appreciated.