Dover to Asheville Road Trip Guide


Dover is a popular tourist destination, not just because it is the state capital of Delaware but also because it has a rich history, heritage, and lots of great outdoor places to visit. Seeing how well-preserved and established everything is, you can tell that the residents of the city certainly take pride in calling this beautiful city their home.

Visitors, tourists, and even residents love to see attractions such as the First State Heritage Park, Air Mobility Command Museum, Killens Pond State Park, and Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge amongst many others.

Dover is also a popular destination for NASCAR racing fans as it is home to two massive NASCAR events. The Sprint Cup and the Dover International Speedway, also known as the Monster Mile, are both hosted in Dover, which brings in thousands of visitors every year.

You can either head north from Dover and explore Pennsylvania, or you can hit US-301 and take the road that hugs the North Atlantic Ocean taking you straight through Virginia and on to North Carolina. With a long weekend in hand, an RV at your disposal, and lots to explore, we suggest taking the longer route.

Dover is all about its rich heritage and awesome outdoor activities, whereas, Asheville, NC, is a city for artists, explorers, and adventure-seekers. If you are looking for inspiration, this is the city to end your road trip with.

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Point of Interest

Chesapeake Beach

Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County is so colossal that it occupies almost half of Maryland. The town was founded in 1894 as a resort destination for the residents of the Washington D.C. area. Since the town is large as well as on the coast, it has its share of attractions and destinations that are hard to miss.

Only an hour away from Baltimore, MD, this city is more a massive beach resort than an actual town and makes for a great place to relax and unwind with that special someone. The dreamy views, the water parks, the scrumptious seafood, and the large marinas make you feel as if you are on vacation on some tropical island.

When exploring Chesapeake Beach, don’t forget to dine at the famous Red N Reel Resort food and make sure you visit the Chesapeake Beach Water Park for some water-based fun. Bayfront Park and Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum also offer an entertaining way to learn more about the history of this gorgeous town.

Lake Anna

Located 60 miles from Richmond, VA, Lake Anna is a capacious and gorgeous 13000-acre wide lake. This makes it the largest freshwater lake in the state of Virginia. Lake Anna has a completely different vibe from that of Chesapeake Beach and is much more personal and private.

You can make a stop by the shimmering lake and loosen up by taking in the views and partaking in recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, and hiking. If you haven’t forgotten to pack your bikes in your RV, this is the chance to take them out and bike through majestic trails that take you to various look outs where you can admire some truly stunning views of the lake and surrounding landscape.

Lake Anna State Park also offers waterfront campsites and you can settle down with your RVs in any one of them and enjoy this dreamy retreat, well away from the noise and crowd of the city. To spice things up, Lake Anna also has the Boardwalk, something hyperactive kids and even adults would appreciate. The Boardwalk has mini-golf courts, a beach volleyball area, a pizza place, and a crab house.


When Thomas Jefferson decided to establish his plantation, a homestead, and a farm, he chose the little mountain of Monticello in Charlottesville, VA, for it. Over time, this magnificent landmark gained popularity for being more than just Jefferson’s former residence, it also became an architectural masterpiece and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The historical landmark has much to offer and you would need at least half a day to drink it up. First, there’s the architecture, with touches of Italian and Parisian styles that Jefferson was a fan of. Then there’s the majestic size of the plantation. What is really riveting, though, is the in-depth history lessons on the American Revolutionary Period you can find here.

There are also hundreds and thousands of artifacts in Monticello Plantation and you’ll find yourself craving to learn more about them as each one is so unique. The knowledge that can be found here is so extensive and interesting that you might find yourself coming here again and again.

Winged Deer Park

Your last stop before you reach your destination has to be the well-known Winged Deer Park in Johnson City, Tennessee. The district park was established in 1991 but before that, it was a farm and owned and operated by the J. Norton Arney family.

The park is a 200-acre green retreat where you can enjoy a game of softball in any one of the lighted softball fields. If you’re more of a soccer kind of person then you can partake in a game as well since the park houses three lit soccer fields.

The park is a great place to enjoy a few friendly games surrounded by natural beauty. There are batting cages, a disc golf course, a playground area, a half-mile walking track, and paved fitness trails. You can stretch your muscles as well as enjoy the general beauty of Johnson City before you embark on the last leg of your road trip.


Asheville is a vibrant and colorful city that has artistry written all over it, whether that be in the many museums and art galleries that can be found here or even out on the streets. Apart from the rich art and culture, you will also find yourself amidst serene mountains and plenty of hiking trails to explore.

Begin your exploration of this amazing city with a trip to downtown Asheville, the city’s flamboyant center, that features walkable neighborhoods, craft breweries, bookshops, and some of the best restaurants you can find in the region.

One of the biggest attractions of the city is the Biltmore Estate, which is a grand historical building. Other dreamy attractions include visiting the Pisgah National Forest, Nantahala Natural Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Chimney Rock Park. Even after all this, you would have barely scratched the surface of what all Asheville has to offer!

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