Road Trip Stops Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Published Date Author: , January 11th, 2015

Blue Ridge ParkwayThe Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs between Virginia and North Carolina, is one of the country’s most scenic drives. The 105-mile road was built by the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps under President Franklin D. Roosevelt — taking more than 52 years to complete and encompassing over 11,000 square miles of land. We suggest spending at least a few days driving the parkway, stopping in the small towns along the way to soak up the Appalachian Mountains’ art, culture, and music. Here are nine highlights to consider for your itinerary.

Waynesboro, VA: Take a detour here for Skyline Drive, a shorter but beautiful scenic drive through the Shenandoah National Park.

Peaks of Otter, VA: Stop at this lookout point — a favorite hangout of Thomas Jefferson — for a view of the three peak. The town also has a rustic lodge that’s ideal for a romantic getaway.

By Caroline Eubanks – Full Story at Shermans Travel | Virginia Gay Travel Resources | North Carolina Gay Travel Resources

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