According to David and Kay Scott, authors of Guide to the National Park Areas: Eastern States and Guide to the National Park Areas: Western States, the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of 10 of America’s national parks that are especially rewarding.
The Blue Ridge Parkway offers 469 miles of some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern United States. The parkway’s 45-mph speed limit results in a trip of two or more days to cover the entire length, depending on the number of stops along the way. Three park lodges along the parkway provide overnight accommodations. Make a pit stop at iconic Mabry Mill and order a plate of buckwheat pancakes or biscuits and gravy before visiting the historic water-power grist mill. Take along a cooler so you can stop and enjoy a picnic or two at one or more of the many scenic overlooks.blueridgeparkway.org
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