Blue Ridge Parkway

Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System.

Split-rail fences, old farmsteads, mountain meadows and scenic overlooks with endless vistas make the Blue Ridge Parkway a popular attraction.

The Parkway incorporates numerous campgrounds, picnic areas and trails.

Named “America’s Favorite Drive,” the Parkway offers:
469 miles connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
Stunning views, abundant hiking trails, picnic areas, campsites, and interpretative exhibits
Ample recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities
Natural beauty featuring one of the world’s most diverse display of flora and fauna
Pick up a map at the Visitor Center on Beech Mountain.  Located 30 minutes from Beech Mountain.