Expert Travel Advice to Blue Ridge Parkway

Top Answers To Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America's signature scenic drives, and so consequently is well set to accommodate visitors, including campers. The NPS operates nine developed campgrounds along the length of the Parkway, but amenities are fairly basic with nonelectric tent and RV sites and comfort stations and restrooms bu no shower hookups. There are plenty of RV and other campgrounds off the parkway, which offer more amenities and services. Check out this link for listings: http://bit.ly/gJfHRR Check out the following link for more info from the NPS: http://bit.ly/eAgmfR
  • Anonymous user answered:
    This is the step by step directions from Mapquest. http://bit.ly/hhZb25
  • Alistair answered:
    That's a long trip, no doubt, and taking the "scenic" route will certainly add some time to your journey. Instead of following the I-95 corridor via Washington and Richmond, you might want to take I-66 from DC over toward I-81. One option, from there, would be to head up to Shenandoah National Park and drive part or all if its Skyline Drive (some nice lodges and campgrounds up there, too). This precedes the start of the Blue Ridge Parkway and is an equally pretty drive (depending on when you're going, it can also get a bit slow with traffic!). Another option might be to cut over to Asheville from Greensboro, NC, and spend a night or two there. This will put you close to the Smoky Mountains and within easy range of some nice day hikes and drives (such as Linn Cove Viaduct on Grandfather Mountain). From Asheville, it's not too far to get back on I-85 and truck it down to the Panhandle via Atlanta.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    You can ride the Parkway for a total of 469 miles as it rolls from Virginia in the north to North Carolina in the south. It combines Shenandoah's snaking Skyline Drive and ends just outside of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can find more info, including ideas for things to do and recommended places to stay, here: http://vacation.away.com/virginia/travel-v2-cid8830-blue-ridge-parkway-cid350266-active-and-adventure-vacations.html. There are loads of access points along the entire route; you can find some good maps here: http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/maps.htm.

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