Sweet notes of mountain music still ring out in the Blue Ridge Highlands. The notes of birdsong echo from soaring peaks accompanied by the symphony of a mountain stream. more

Jul 9, 2015 11:29 AM Parkway Guide

Three United States presidents called this scenic area of Virginia home. The simple beauty of its rivers, lakes and mountains combine with history-book villages, grape-rich wineries and interesting college towns for a memorable tour. more

Jul 9, 2015 11:21 AM Parkway Guide

The Shenandoah Valley is as lush and green as it is ancient. From Indian lore to modern recreation, the valley sets the tone for a land of natural wonders, colorful folk art and historic spots. more

Jul 9, 2015 11:13 AM Parkway Guide

Tennessee’s Smokies are as vast as the view from the state’s highest point, Clingman’s Dome or as cozy as the sheltered pioneer settlement of Cade’s Cove. more

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The south end of the Blue Ridge Parkway runs into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and contains the highest point on the Parkway (Richland Balsam Mountain, MP 431) and the last piece of the parkway to be built (Linn Cove Viaduct, MP 304.4). more

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The north end of the Blue Ridge Parkway connects with Shenandoah National Park and the Skyline Drive. The road winds along mountain ridges and contains the lowest point of the parkway (near Otter Creek, MP 60.8). more

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Follow the footsteps of the Cherokee through North Carolina’s Great Smokies past sparkling waterfalls, up rugged peaks and through dense forests. more

May 1, 2014 12:00 AM Parkway Guide

Winding mountain roads lead to the charming High Country villages of Blowing Rock and Valle Crucis. Skiers and snowboarders know the way to this winter recreation wonderland and its towering peaks by heart. more

May 1, 2014 12:00 AM Parkway Guide

Asheville, the cultural center of Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge, overflows with traditional crafts, modern theater and diverse music. more

May 1, 2014 12:00 AM Parkway Guide

This region of northwestern North Carolina reaches out to visitors not only with famous names like Andy Griffith, Tom Dooley and Doc Watson, but also with high-quality and award-winning wineries and a cluster of small towns that take you “back home.” more

May 1, 2014 12:00 AM Parkway Guide

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