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Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville, NC
828-298-0398
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Ranked #1 of 80 attractions in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, National Parks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue... more » Owner description: This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The scenic views from the Blue Ridge Parkway are spectacular. The Linn Cove area, Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain preserve, Julian Price lake...all are worth the drive. I enjoyed all the handmade crafts at the Moses Cone center... Plan a picnic, take your time to leisurely drive and stop along to explore to your heart's content. There are hiking trails and... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Asheville not only has the great restaurants and the microbrews, it offers the best ride you can imagine in the spring, summer, and fall. (Many parts are closed in winter). You can either go north all the way up to Virginia, or south down to Cherokee. Along the way you'll see some of the most breath-taking sights of the Blue... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The BRP is just one of those wonders in the USA. A green ribbon of road that snakes across North Carolina to the Smokey Mountains. Expect stunning views, waves of mountains, bright blue skies and scenery that you really can't do justice too. You can take just a small section of the BPR and go hiking or take the long... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have been on the parkway from the Arboretum at mile marker 393 in Asheville to Mount Mitchell which is approximately 33 miles from Asheville north on the parkway. The hike from the summit parking lot to the top is a short walk on concrete but it is very steep. When you get on the observation deck you can see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are in a hurry and only want to get from point A to point B stay on the interstate. If you want a lovely slower ride then this is your road. Be mindful you will have people on bicycles and motor cycles on the road too. The views are distracting enough so take the time to be safe.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Oh my, I just realized it! I get to drive on the Parkway a lot! And, now that I think about it, I would miss it so much if I couldn't see the beauty of it's vistas at least once a season. I moved away from my home state of Florida and crave the ocean. It would be the same.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As someone who grew up in Asheville, I have never tired of my drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are so many beautiful sights to see while driving, like Mt. Mitchell and Grave Yard Fields. If you love looking at amazing mountain views, then this is the natural place for you. You don't just have to drive on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best reasons to live in Asheville is the Parkway. From the Parkway you can take day hikes, over night camping hikes, find excellent overlooks and picnic areas, access the highest reaches of the US east of the Rockies, There are places along the Parkway to lodge and find well served meals from restaurants in some of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a bit of a step back in time with a slower pace. The vistas are stunning and the quiet pace and lack of commercialization is refreshing. Take advantage of the information at Vistor Centers or just stop on your own and hike a bit. Enjoy a relaxing drive and the beauty of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Blue Ridge parkway is an amazing legacy to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is best experienced by hiking along the many trails along the way.

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