Blue Ridge Pkwy, North Carolina Mountains

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#1 of 7 in Scenic Drive in North Carolina
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 North Carolina Mountains has to offer by arranging your trip with our North Carolina Mountains trip maker app .
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  • We spent many miles (about 150+) travelling the parkway. If you are in a hurry, this is not the road for you. The speed limit for the whole 470 mile stretch is 45 mph or less. Winding mountain roads w...  more »
  • we have ridden BRP end to end 4 times on motorcycles and each time something new leaves in our minds of great memories ....zoom here ZOOM !  more »
  • Sometimes hard to find where to get on, but worth the drive. We started north of Asheville and went south. Be sure to pack some drinks and snacks, not much retail up there. No cell service either  more »
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