Founded in 1886, Afton, Oklahoma is a small town boasting several examples of classic Route 66 roadside architecture, water recreation and more. Take a trek on one of two stretches of the nine-foot-wide original Route 66 known as the Ribbon Road, or sample Scuppernog Jelly and blackstrap molasses at Miller Pecan Company. Whatever your tastes, Afton offers a unique mix of fun and adventure to make your visit memorable.
Water sports enthusiasts and fishermen will find plenty of splash-filled fun at nearby Grand Lake o' the Cherokees. Grand Lake offers more than 46,500 surface acres and over 1,300 miles of shoreline. In the Afton area, guests can rent boats and jet skis, charter a yacht tour or go parasailing.
Whether you’re looking for an activity that will get your adrenaline pumping or simply seeking a quiet escape into nature, you’ll find it in Oklahoma. Check out these great adventure hot spots with ready-made trip ideas.
During the 1920s and ‘30s Route 66 alignments were often primitive, narrow roads. Finding and driving these old alignments can be fun, challenging or both. These older sections of the Mother Road provide an inkling of what cross-country travel was like decades ago.