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One of the best motorcycle rides in the country is here

Grandfather Mountain Motorcycle RoadThe High Country has some great roads with some fantastic views. That includes the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and a handful of scenic byways. Often it's just you, your vehicle and the splendor of nature. People actually travel here just to enjoy a drive, especially if they ride on only two wheels.

AARP Magazine highlighted this week one specific road just perfect for motorcycle enthusiasts. Making the list of "7 Great Motorcycle Rides" is Grandfather Mountain.

Starting point: Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Distance: 120 miles

Challenge factor: Medium (beware of sudden dips and steep uphill turns)

Highlights: Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Parkway. While visiting Grandfather Mountain be sure to walk across the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge for breathtaking views. Drop by the General Store in Todd for a trip back in time and a delicious, old-fashioned fried-bologna sandwich.

It's just that gorgeous.