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Blue Ridge Parkway, Galax

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One of the country's longest scenic drives, Blue Ridge Parkway 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 Parkway and all Galax has to offer by arranging your trip with our Galax trip maker app.
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  • The Blueridge parkway is a 469-mile road that travels through the Great smoky mountains. It was designed to connect Shenandoah National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park during President... 
    The Blueridge parkway is a 469-mile road that travels through the Great smoky mountains. It was designed to connect Shenandoah National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park during President...  more »
  • Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway (with my wife) from Cherokee to the Shenendoah National Park in our Porsche Boxster was our road trip this year. Entering the Pisgah Forest at the front end of trip was....  more
    Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway (with my wife) from Cherokee to the Shenendoah National Park in our Porsche Boxster was our road trip this year. Entering the Pisgah Forest at the front end of trip was....  more »
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  • In North Carolina the Blue Ridge Parkway runs from Milepost 217 at the Virginia border and ends at Milepost 469 near the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Along these 252 miles are numerous overlooks offering stunning mountain views. There are tunnels, curves, and the spectacular Linn Cove Viaduct. It truly is one of best and most beautiful drives.
  • The most beautiful roadway on the eastern seaboard. This time of year there are amazing views with wonderful colours.

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