Blue Ridge Pkwy, Montreat

4.8
#1 of 6 in Scenic Drive in North Carolina
Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • My wife and I went on the Blue Ridge Parkway and have a wonderful time. We picked it up in Asheville and headed west. What a beautiful trip! There are so many great overlooks and the road...  more »
  • Anywhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway is scenic. A must for everyone who loves the mountains. A national treasure.  more »

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