Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina Mountains

#1 of 7 in Scenic Drive in North Carolina
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 North Carolina Mountains has to offer by arranging your trip with our North Carolina Mountains trip maker app .
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  • We got on at Asheville heading North. We saw clouds as we started out and in the beginning it was great. We stopped at many of the overlooks and took pictures at some. Also stopped at the Folk Art Cen...  more »
  • I was on my HD Roadglide just gliding on the road. I felt super sexy and got half a chubby from the view. When you ride you can't tell how dirty your bike is and no one else can tell either. If your i...  more »

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