North Carolina Map

Football Road

Basics
Location:
The road runs between Carrsboror and Greensboro, North Carolina
Length:
37 miles (59 km)
Time:
45 minutes

Description

Football Road is an auto road, but more interestingly, it is also a designated bike path. It offers a scenic, 37-mile ride through pastoral farmlands with ponds and babbling brooks. It also presents several historic sites dating back to the Revolutionary era.

This road starts out in Carrboro and follows Route 1005, which changes to Greensboro/Chapel Hill Road. It runs for eight miles to Snow Camp and veers left onto Route 1004. It then takes Routes 2360, 2407, and 2369, and goes back onto Route 1005. After about 7 miles, Route 1005 becomes Alamance Church Road and ends at the crossroads of Routes 1005 and 3334.

Points of Interest

Points of Interest Along The Way

Alamance Battleground (NC)

Before the Revolutionary War, there were several factions of the local populace that grew discontent with the government that dealt with the colonies' affairs. The Regulators were formed to try and deal with the problems, but without a decisive leader, they were considered more of a mob. They caused several problems and in 1771, William Tryon was ordered to take care of them. The Battle of Alamance ended badly for the Regulators, as the losses were great and the Regulators rebellion crushed.

Directions

5803 South NC 62, in Burlington, NC

Blandwood Mansion (NC)

As the former home of one of North Carolina's governers, this is the oldest example of Italian Villa architecture in the U.S.

Directions

Greensboro, North Carolina, just west of the byway.

Duke University (NC)

Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit,and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with theUniversity; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community,the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain aplace of real leadership in all that we do.

Established in the mid-1800s, Duke continues to follow itsmandate of providing education and opportunity. Although just under12,000 students total are enrolled, the campus maintains a smalland intimate atmosphere. Visitors to Durham will want to explorethe campus, complete with Duke University Chapel, the Sarah P. DukeGardens, plenty of athletic events, and the Duke Museum of Art.

Directions

Durham, North Carolina

Eno River State Park (NC)

This park is an outdoor getaway featuring a river lined with hardwood trees.

Directions

Just west of Durham, North Carolina

Greensboro (NC)

One of North Carolina's larger cities.

Directions

Central North Carolina near Raleigh and Chapel Hill.

Greensboro Historical Museum (NC)

Museum complex contains buildings dating as early as 1892.

Directions

130 Summit Ave. in Greensboro, NC

Guilford Courthouse (NC)

The Guilford Courthouse is designated as a National Military Park because of a battle fought here during the Revolutionary War.

Directions

Greensboro, North Carolina

Snow Camp Historic Site (NC)

A replica of a historic Quaker community featuring log houses and Quaker meeting houses.

Directions

Drama Rd. in Snow Camp, NC

William Fields House (NC)

A Gothic Revival dwelling featuring a steep gabled roof and arched former windows.

Directions

447 Arlington St. in Greensboro, NC

Details

Location:
The road runs between Carrsboror and Greensboro, North Carolina
Length:
37 miles (59 km)
Time:
45 minutes
Main Roads:
E Greensboro Chapel Hill Rd

Map + Directions

Customizable Directions


Copyright © 1997 - 2017 The Go Travel Sites. All Rights Reserved and.

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
:
:
:
 
 
 
:
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No
:
:

1

Select a Free Visitor Guide below

2

Complete the form to receive your guides by mail