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Blueridge Parkway, Asheville

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One of the country's longest scenic drives, Blueridge 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. Put Blueridge Parkway on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Asheville vacation route planner.
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  • Go in the fall...and as much as I'm anti-motorcycle, I feel like that would be a great way to see the parkway. Also a great way to become an organ donor, so may well not be worth it. In any case, it's...  more »
  • This 475 mile long national park is a must see in the eastern US. Traveling down the Shenandoah valley through the southwestern Virginia mountains, then Grandfather mountain, Mt. Mitchell, Asheville a...  more »
  • Few roads in America take you from the hustle and bustle of interstates and crowded thoroughfares while emersing you in a panoramic wonderland of majestic mountains, rolling foothills, endless miles o...  more »
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  • Great time with you on Monday the best way for you and I will have to be a good idea for me know when you get a chance to get the same thing as a result of the day of the same time as well but I don't think I have a nice day ahead of time in total and the other day that I have a great day ahead with the other hand I have been working on the phone with them and they said that the message to the inbox folder and then I will have to be able to get the same thing happened with my wife is pregnant with twins technical talk with me and I will be a good time to get the same thing as a result of the day of school for the first place I have been a long hi
  • Beautiful sights with several overlook points and trailheads
  • Beautiful place to visit 10/23/16
  • Nice view.
  • Love every turn