North Carolina September 19, 2016
One Of The Most Scenic Drives In America Is Right Here In North Carolina
For some of us, now is our favorite time of year to jump in the car and hit the road. Sometimes the best trips you’ll ever take are the ones where the only destination you have set in sight is that of the road itself. Named America’s Favorite Drive, this one scenic parkway in North Carolina was
recently recognized as being one of the most scenic roads in our country.
Filled with winding roads and views of some of North Carolina's most beautiful mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the perfect place to take a drive.
The parkway covers 469 miles of road, connecting the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to our beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
With plenty of places to stop along the way and breathtaking overlooks, you'll never forget a drive down this parkway.
Over 252 miles of the parkway fall in North Carolina territory, America's longest linear park runs right through our Blue Ridge Mountains! It's the perfect way to take in the views of our mountains without having to strain yourself by actually climbing any of them.
The parkway's headquarters is located right in Asheville, making the official Visitors Center a great place to stop along the way.
The Visitors Center features a ton of information about the parkway and also has a free 20-minute movie that's fascinating to watch. The center even has a 22-foot long interactive map of the parkway.
Mind blown. If you're looking to soak in more of the history of this scenic parkway, then you'll want to stop in here.
How to get here: 195 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803
It's featured on the National Park Service website, so you can view the full map of the parkway.
The map can be printed out from home and also found at the Visitors Center, a useful tool to have in this great age of technology! You never know when a battery is going to run out or service will be lost, it's always handy to have the real hard copy to know where you're going. To view the printable map of the parkway,
Want to experience a 3-minute tour of the Blue Ridge Parkway? Then watch this beautiful and informative video put together by
finleyholiday on YouTube!
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