Blue Ridge Pkwy, North Carolina Mountains

#1 of 6 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 Montreat has to offer by arranging your trip with our Montreat trip maker app .
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  • Blue Ridge Parkway is simply magical. So many different overlooks, views, "ahh this is amazing" moments. If you're in Asheville and don't visit Blue Ridge, you're missing out. The best views are at...  more »
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is not really a destination, it's miles and miles of adventure and discovery especially in the fall as the trees change color. There are many places along the way to stop and.....  more »
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