Shutterbugs take note: this gorgeous drive may be the most photogenic in America.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a national parkway that winds through the southern Appalachian Mountains. It’s almost 469 miles long and practically every view you’ll see outside your car window is photo-worthy.

Though cruising down road itself may be the best way to take in as much of the area’s splendor as possible, hopping out of your car almost anywhere on the Blue Ridge Parkway provides fantastic opportunities to hike, picnic, camp, watch wildlife or just sit back and soak up some serious natural beauty.

If you’re looking for one of the best photo-ops along the way, stop by Linville Falls. The 100-foot waterfall drops nearly 2,000 feet over the course of its 12 mile journey through Linville Gorge. You should also consider making time to explore Graveyard Fields, which includes three dazzling cascades. You don’t even have to step foot out of your car to see the stunning Second Falls: simply park at the overlook just off the road near Milepost 318.

If you can’t get enough of this country’s natural assets, check out this list of some of the most beautiful spots in America. What do you think is the most scenic drive in America?

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