Chris and I love where we live and one of the best things about our location is our close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
It is often referred to as America’s favorite drive and understandably so. 469 miles of road that winds through Virginia and North Carolina provides a glimpse into nature, history and culture of the region.
Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway offers the following:
- Some of the oldest mountains in the world
- Mount Mitchell – The highest mountain peak in the eastern United States
- New River – The oldest river in North America
- Linville Gorge – The deepest gorge east of the Grand Canyon
- Whitewater Falls – The highest waterfall east of the Rockies
Information taken from the website BlueRidgeParkway.com
On a recent trip off our mountain we traveled the Parkway and I snapped a few pictures to share with you today.
I never tire of these views and they are different as the seasons change. There is so much beauty in the mountain landscape and I am just in awe when I view the majestic scene in front of me.
If you are planning a trip to North Carolina or Virginia I would urge you to check out the Parkway. There is a lot to see and do along the Parkway and the BlueRidgeParkway.com website can help you plan your trip.
Have you ever traveled any part of the Parkway? I would love to hear about it in the comments section. Remember to Comment for a Cause for Bread of Life. Each comment this month means a 50 cent donation so come back often and leave me a comment or two.
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What gorgeous scenery! I have not been to this part of the world but can see why you love it so.
Seeing these photos makes me want to take another drive – it’s been over a month since I was last there – it’s such a peaceful place and I need me some peace!
I love, love, love the parkway. We didn’t make it this trip (maybe I’ll convince Corey to take a short detour today) but the girls and I went last summer and stopped at a bunch of the overlooks. It’s amazing and I can’t get enough of the views. 🙂
Yes, a gorgeous drive! We so enjoyed driving part of the way on the parkway last time we were down that way. We walked to the summit of Mt. Washington too and the view from there was lovely.
Really miss Virginia … lived there for 14 years in the 60s & 70s. There is so much to see there and the beauty of it all surrounds you forever. Thanks for the memories!
We love, love the Blue Ridge Parkway! We have driven the entire parkway and Skyline Drive twice. An awesome experience. The best part is John and I met the summer of 1964 (June 1) working at Crabtree Meadows when the restaurant first opened. We were married in August 1965!!
Beautiful scenery, but a tad too many trees for this lover of open space.
You picked such a pretty day to go! I need to go for drive whenever this rain stops.. Love your photos.
Not sure when that rain is gonna stop! Gee whiz. But the consolation is that it seems to be raining just about everywhere right now.
I’m on the Virginia side, and yes, it’s raining here, the third day in a row. That is why I am online in the morning: no Friday Market.
Chuck and I love the Blue Ridge too. We go as often as we can. Thanks so much for sharing your picture, beautiful.
We’ve never been here before – it’s so beautiful.
We’ve traveled it twice. We even did the tail of the dragon, if that’s what it’s called. Such beauty, a very photogenic slice of Americana!
It is beautiful and always a different look in the various seasons.