Blue Ridge Pkwy, North Carolina Mountains

4.8
#1 of 6 in Scenic Drive in North Carolina
Must see · 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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  • This was my first time here and we headed up to Mount Mitchell. The drive was beautiful, clean, and the roads were superb! I appreciated the signs before a scenic overlook were coming so we could...  more »
  • I have strong ties to the BRP. My grandfather was part of the construction crews as the parkway went through the Laurel Fork/Hillsville VA section. So you could say the BRP runs through my veins...  more »
  • I have traveled extensively and can honestly say this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. It’s so gorgeous it almost brings you to tears. We stayed in Boone and used the parkway to.....  more »

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