Blue Ridge Pkwy, North Carolina Mountains

#1 of 6 in Scenic Drive in North Carolina
One of the country's longest scenic drives, Blue Ridge Pkwy runs for 755 km (469 mi), cutting its way through two states and 29 counties. Constructed in the 1930s to connect two major national parks, the road runs mostly along the Blue Ridge, a mountain chain of the Appalachian Mountains. Most visitors choose to travel this road in the spring when the surrounding landscape blooms with native wildflowers. You can also pick a less crowded time of year, like autumn, when you can photograph the changing colors of the forest. Stop at any one of a dozen visitor centers scattered along the road to take a short rest, re-energize with a cup of coffee, or get a free map. See Blue Ridge Pkwy and all North Carolina Mountains has to offer by arranging your trip with our North Carolina Mountains trip maker app .
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  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is absolutely beautiful! We so enjoyed driving; stopping at the overlooks; stopping at hiking trails and walking to various waterfalls. I recommend this drive!  more »
  • This is one the of the most beautiful drives you will ever take. Lots and lots of places to pull off and enjoy the scenery. Make sure you figure out your sleeping arrangements ahead of time as there i...  more »
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