Three days, two lanes, and one spectacular fall road trip along the South's most storied highway.Jason Frye, accompanied by his wife, took the weekend road trip of our dreams, and mapped out the perfect route to follow from Roanoke, Virginia to Asheville, North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway is the prime spot to enjoy fall color in the South, and what better than a road trip that perfectly maps out the must-see spots along the way. Autumn's patchwork-quilt landscape is part of the story in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but it's the people who make the place. Like family, they open their arms and their homes, welcoming visitors to share a drink, a meal, or a song. It's time to find assemble your road trip crew, and load up for a three-day journey along the beautiful, winding roads of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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What is Blue Ridge Parkway - Infographic showing facts and information about Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, USA.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a NPS-run road that connects Smoky Mountains National Park in NC to Shenandoah National Park in VA traveling 469 miles along some of the most stunning sites in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unlike some of the other National Parks and Monuments, there is no fee to drive on this road and explore the sites around it, but be sure to check for road closures as many parts of the Parkway are closed from November – April. General Parkway Tips: Start In Virginia – This is probably my number 1 tip. I think there’s a reason that mile one is in Virginia because, in my opinion, I think the views from the Parkway in VA are much less impressive than North Carolina. The Parkway through Virginia is more driving on top of the mountains looking down on towns. However, in NC you’re among the mountains and have striking views of mountains, and definitely of nature, through the vast majority of the state’s portion. Don’t Miss Towns Off the Parkway – There are so many cozy mountain towns just off the parkway in both North Carolina and Virginia that will surprise you with tasty restaurants, unexpected sites and amazing people. […]
The trail up to Craggy Pinnacle on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville NC was magical this foggy June morning. The rhododendrons were at their peak and the early morning fog added even more mystery to the scene. I will print this image with Epson’s long lasting Ultrachrome K3 inks on an excellent quality satin paper. It will be shipped USPS first class sealed in a moisture resistant sleeve inside a rigid mailer. Any copyright info appearing on the version shown here on Etsy will not, of course, be on your photograph. Thanks for visiting!
The scenery, the shopping and the meals are better if you know where to look.
3-day itinerary and important tips you should know before driving America's favorite, Blue Ridge Parkway. Including all the scenic stopovers and photography tips to consider on your fall road trip here
Beacon Heights, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC Beacon was mostly dry but this one wet area really caught the morning light. Low clouds blowing through from Grandfather Mountain picked up the sunrise color as well.
Linville Falls along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina with fall color