Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, “America’s Favorite Drive”

July 28th, 2015 by

Thinking about hitting the road this summer? Why not explore what a lot of people have to come call “America’s Favorite Drive”? The Blue Ridge Parkway is about 469 miles long, running from the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia down to the Great Smoky National Park in North Carolina, showcasing some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States.

By the far the most remarkable feature of the Parkway is just how many extraordinary views the route offers. In fact, there are over 200 official overlooks, including one at Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi.

In addition to the views, you’ll also encounter numerous fascinating attractions while driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. Find the Blue Ridge Music Center at mile marker 213 and enjoy fascinating exhibits as well as live mountain music every day. For those who appreciate the craft tradition of Appalachia, there is the Parkway Crafts Center at mile marker 294 and the Southern Highlands Folk Art Center at marker 382.

The coolest thing about driving the Blue Ridge Parkway is that you don’t have to tackle the whole thing. Even if you only drove part of it, you’re still guaranteed a memorable drive!

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