Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Your Favorite Interstate Exits: I-85 in Virginia & North Carolina

English: The John H. Kerr Dam and Lake on the ...
English: The John H. Kerr Dam and Lake on the Roanoke River in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the dam for flood control on the Roanoke River.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Interstate 85 begins its journey south from its juncture with I-95 in Petersburg, Virginia. I-85 connects that city and South Hill with the North Carolina cities of Henderson, Durham, Burlington, Greensboro, Archdale, Salisbury, Kannapolis, Charlotte and Gastonia. The Virginia attractions near this interstate include Petersburg National Battlefield, Appalachian Mountains, the John H. Kerr Dam and Lake, and Lake Gaston. In North Carolina High Rock Lake, Morrow MountainFalls Lake State Recreation Area, Lake Norman, Catawba Lake and Chimney Rock are located near I-85.

Please share with other drivers your experiences as to which exits are best for single travelers or anyone for that matter. Reasons for the choice may include the safety of the surrounding area, the availability of good hotels and restaurants or proximity to the interstate. Please make sure to give the exit number or a description of the location. For example, when I discuss I-40, I would recommend Exit 145 in Oklahoma City. Many hotels and restaurants were located at this exit and I felt safe in the area. This exit was very convenient for easily continuing west without the hassle of dealing with early morning rush hour traffic.

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