Expert Travel Advice to Blue Ridge Parkway

Top Answers To Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Questions

  • 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:
    Here is a comprehensive list of RV parks and Campgrounds within the Blue Ridge Parkway. Each link within the list has contact and accommodation information. http://bit.ly/bke8OC Before visiting the park, check out the Blue Ridge Parkway Scenic Drives Travel Guide here: http://bit.ly/bKylBF
  • Anonymous user answered:
    According to a website dedicated to the Brown Mountain Lights, you can see them on most nights throughout the year. Some of the most common Parkway locations to view the lights are at Mile Post 302 at Brown Mountain Light Overlook and at Mile Post 301 at Green Mountain Overlook.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    This is the step by step directions from Mapquest. http://bit.ly/hhZb25

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