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What are your favorite local roads?

I know there are some obvious roads (Pacific Coast Highway, Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway, etc.), but what are some lesser-known roads around you that you love to drive, and what do you love about them? Is it a winding back road? A highway with great mountain views?

I'm from Pennsylvania, and there are a few decent roads around me but I've been driving those since I got my license so I'm looking for some new ones. Route 401 in southeastern PA is a moderately windy road with some decent scenery, and I-80 in northeastern PA has some great views of the mountains (especially in the fall when the leaves change). Route 23 into Lancaster County is a nice road too, and there are tons of fun backroads off of 23.
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Highway 101 to my COSTCO store :hihi:. Hey, I'm old what do you expect?

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Any road that is free of vehicle congestion, Orange barrels, pot holes and loose asphalt.
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Lots of fun roads in and around Arkansas. The Mark Twain road to Branson is one. The Talimena Drive is another.
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US 221 between Linville, NC and Blowing Rock. It runs parallel to the BRP but has much tighter curves. Since it's signed for 55 it's almost impossible to get a speeding ticket.
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Route 66? I took that drive over New Years...55 "speed limit"... With nobody around for miles...

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It's about 44 miles of twisty mountain roads with amazing views like something out of a european car commercial. I've had the pleasure of blasting down this road with my Mustang, Civic Si and a WRX. I try to do it yearly.
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Alligator alley, US27 (death alley), 7 mile bridge are all great drives, but my favorite is probably Sebring. Does a road course count as a road?

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Somehow, I doubt if you took in all of Route 66. More of it exists in Oklahoma than any other state. It is a journey one takes over a long period. For example, you can start in Baxter Springs at the Route 66 Cafe, well noted for its cuisine. You have to get the tobbaco strings, they are delicious. Then in Miami, there is the historic Coleman Theatre and the Ku-Ku drive-in. In Afton is an amazing Packard museum. Clanton's Cafe in Vinita, known for its chicken fried steak, the totems in Foyil, The Davis gun museum and Will Rogers museum in Claremore, the blue whale in Catoosa, and then you get to Tulsa.

It is a two hour drive without stops, but for the adventure, you should plan on two days to travel this segment. Look up Route 66 on the web. It has many links, including some just for travelling the Oklahoma segments.
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Not specifically a road but...the hill country in Texas around Fredericksburg is pretty much the only fun/beautiful places to drive around Houston.

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Another one of my favorites is Route 39/42 in western Virginia. Take I-81 N/S (which is NOT a fun road - lots of tractor trailers) until you hit Route 64W, then a short jog on 11N to 39W in what I think is considered Lexington. 39 and 42 are the same road for a while, and then they split in Millboro Springs. Either one is a nice drive through the mountains.
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Alligator alley,
Alligator Alley would be great if they had a date / time where there were no speed limits. That would be a great event! The radar traps are too much.

Also the bug splatter on Alligator Alley is something else! I need to give my baby a bath when I get home.

The US1 near me has lots of legal U-Turn lanes. Those are fun w/ traction control off and lots of throttle.

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Alligator alley, US27 (death alley), 7 mile bridge are all great drives, but my favorite is probably Sebring. Does a road course count as a road?
Alligator Alley was way more fun when it was only two lanes. Brings back some memories, but I sure don't miss South Florida, well maybe a little bit this time of year.

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Well if your ever in Pa,Rt 30 from breezewood to Greensburgh Pa allso known as the old Lincoln Highway.its about 2.5-3 hours ride.lots of twisties and amazing views.
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