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Old 07-11-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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A scenic route from Jackson Center to Florida not I75 please.

We hope to be finished with our repair here and would like to return to Fl by way of not I75 a more scenic route. Does anyone have a route they can recommend?
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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We like to drop down to Columbus thru Marysville, and the US 23 all the way to Asheville, NC, a really neat town.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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We wandered through Ohio from the Dayton area and eventually picked up some interstates which took us to Asheville. Asheville is worth spending some time in—lots of cool Art Deco architecture. If you want to see how the plutocrats lived 100+ years ago, visit the Biltmore Estate. The interstates around Asheville are very busy.

From there it's hard to not take interstates, but you could follow US highways through the Piedmont.

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Old 07-11-2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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It's hard to beat I75, IMHO. Why, there's even a book that gives a mile-by-mile listing of all the highlights!

The point is, having all that info about I75 lets you ferret out all the great little spots along it. A great book, for a great highway.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:43 PM   #5
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You can use US-441 and US-129 through GA. Both will take you up the eastern side of the state. US-441 has its southern terminus in Miami so you could catch it fairly easily.

You will not want to use US-129 to travel into Tennessee from North Carolina. Here is why: Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, motorcycle and sport car two lane tourism serving Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, Cherohala Skyway, Moonshiner28, Devils Triangle, and Six Gap North Georgia.

You still would have other scenic options to cross the Appalachians from the Western North Carolina area into Tennessee.

Then you could pick up US-127 or US-27 for the push through Kentucky and points north.

Good luck and enjoy.
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A South trip heading toward NC and FL I would try to pick up the Blue Ridge Parkway for scenic leasure driving for part of the trip.
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Scenic route south?

It looks like route 68 south to Maysville, Ky onto Lexington then route 27 to Chattanooga then 27 to Georgia onto Tallahassee then turnpike. Any opinion on the scenic expression of this route?
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Actual trip

We left Jackson Center and took US 68 through beautiful Ohio farmland with corn fields for miles and miles in every direction. We came upon Yellow Springs home of the now closed Antioch College. Last time being there was 1970. Boy have things changed! Now the smoke comes piped into your residence being directly billed on your utility bill!
Down to the Ohio river crossing at Aberdeen into Kentucky. Continuing towards Lexington on 68 and 27 past horse farms and blue grass pastures.
My scenic trip got the better of my stamina, approaching Lexington we reverted to I75 to arrive at Oh! Kentucky Campground, a convenient 2 steps off the interstate. it's true that the I in interstate connotes sameness and boredom......but .
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