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 Montreat has to offer by arranging your trip with our Montreat trip maker app.
Blue Ridge Pkwy reviews
We joined the parkway just at Grandfather Mountain, went over the Linn Cove Viaduct, then on up to Boone NC. Stopped at one of the overlooks to have a picnic of the local wine and cheeses (and meats..... more »
We got on the Blue Ridge Parkways from Tunnel Road in Asheville! It was a beautiful scenic drive! The road climbed up with panoramic views in the winter that can't be seen with leaves on the trees..... more »
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