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This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I rode our motorcycle this past week and the colors are just starting to turn. Enjoy over the next few weeks and drive safely!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Fhairr
Reviewed yesterday

We missed the fall foliage but the views were still spectacular! There were pullouts and trails and rest areas.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Z1837KRcathyb
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a beautiful day to drive part of the Blue Ridge and all we wished for was that the leaves had turned just a bit more! Not that much traffic either - drove the loop out of Ashville. Lots of great lookouts to pull...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our drive on the parkway was all in Virginia. Would like to return to see it in North Carolina. We enjoyed many of the viewpoints along the way. We also saw some deer and guinea fowl. We enjoyed lunch at Peaks of Otter Lodge.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited the BRP for most of my 50+ years. As a matter of fact, my husband and I drove the entire length as part of our honeymoon years ago. We try to visit several times each year. It is especially beautiful in the spring...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank elite99999
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the parkway from Asheville west to the entrance of the Great Smokey Mountains, so only a small portion of the 469 miles. It is a beautiful parkway and is a must if you are visiting the Smokies. You are driving through the Forest/Park...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CY4President
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved loved loved this drive. Beautiful. Fun. Great large lanes. Great views. Plenty of turn offs to admire the blue ridge mountains. Just needs to be seen.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SteelCity13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you haven't traveled the Blue Ridge Parkway before when you've been in this area (like me) it is a must. Beautiful scenery. Be advised the speed limit is 45 and I was told by friends if you get a ticket for speeding on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank brendashaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469 mile scenic drive managed by the National Park Service that winds through the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. Our trip began in Cherokee, NC at the southern terminus of the road. We stopped first at the Ocanaluftee...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This past month, my wife and i revisited this iconic parkway from Asheville to somewhat north of Boone and were delighted once again to picturesque scenery, fog and cool air when temperatures in the valleys below soared to near 90. There are so many lookouts...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank William S
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18 August 2019|
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Response from Elmer G | Reviewed this property |
16 August 2019|
Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
It will be a day trip at least 8 hours maybe longer depending on how often you stop and for how long at each stop. It is nearly 400 mile one way.
11 August 2019|
Response from angooredcow | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know. Please go to Blue Ridge Parkway website. The information is probably there. Enjoy.