Dan Traveling shares another dittie about Sunday Drives and Hawk Watching at nearby Pilot Mountain.
Pilot Mountain (being close to Mt Airy which was Andy Griffith's home-town was always referred to at Mount Pilot on his show). It is just 1 hour 45 from The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast. We recommend a visit when you stop in at ol' Mayberry (Mt Airy, NC) and see this quaint small town where "Sheriff Taylor" grew up.
View Larger Map (You can see Mt Airy just to the left of Pilot Mountain on this map)
This is the more direct route, if you want to make a day of it, I recommend traveling down the most scenic route Blue Ridge Parkway to Mt Airy and Pilot Mountain (then you can come back this way on the highway!)
ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?