Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville

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#1 of 224 in Outdoors in North Carolina Mountains
Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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 Asheville has to offer by arranging your trip with our Asheville trip maker app.
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  • Beautiful relaxing drive - great scenic overlooks. The only disappointment was the detour through Roanoke - still, the detour was well-marked. I would like to go further on it next time 
    Beautiful relaxing drive - great scenic overlooks. The only disappointment was the detour through Roanoke - still, the detour was well-marked. I would like to go further on it next time  more »
  • We enjoyed driving up and down the parkway on two separate days. It is a beautiful drive! Although it is quite early in the growing season, the views were still spectacular. 
    We enjoyed driving up and down the parkway on two separate days. It is a beautiful drive! Although it is quite early in the growing season, the views were still spectacular.  more »

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