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Blueridge Parkway, Asheville

Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Always visiting the BRP during my WNC trips! Some of my favs are Devils Courthouse, Black Balsam Knob, Graveyard Fields, and Craggy Gardens! 
  • If you have a chance to take this route, be sure to stop to take photos. The scenery is stunning and makes for an enjoyable drive. 
  • We just went today and it was you got further up the mountains you could really see the change of colors in the trees. Would highly recommend you pack a lunch to ear because areas to h...  read more »
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  • Beautiful sights with several overlook points and trailheads
  • Nice view.
  • Love every turn
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