The Blue Ridge Parkway is known to many as, “America’s Favorite Drive.” The parkway is a year round scenic drive, and provides spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smokey Mountains.

Blue Ridge Parkway Scenic Driving Tour

Blue Ridge Mountains

Scenic Autumn Drive on The Blue Ridge Parkway 

Fall is the most popular time of year to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitors from around the world come to see the Blue Ridge light up in a blaze of autumn leaves.

The Blue Ridge Parkway winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains at a range of elevations. Some parts of the parkway begin at 650 feet, while other parts of the parkway tower at over 6,000 feet! The winding of the road allows you to see both the  east and west facing slopes.

If you want to know when peak foliage season is this year, contact the park information line, (828) 298 0398.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is designed as a slow paced and relaxing drive. The maximum speed limit is 45 miles per hour. In more populated sections of the highway, speeds are as low as  25 miles per hour.

Find out all the best dining, shopping and local attractions on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

“Within the boundaries of the Blue Ridge Parkway are 47 Natural Heritage Areas set aside as national, regional, or state examples of exemplary natural communities.” – NPS.gov

Pet Friendly Foliage Tour of the Biltmore Estate

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The Biltmore estate is a National Historic Landmark, renowned for being America’s largest home. The Biltmore Estate provides scenic foliage tours of its vast gardens and landscapes. The estate also offers a winery tour which is included in the price of your ticket. If you’re looking for an extend stay, check into the world-class luxury inn. […]

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Why Horseback Riding is the Best Fall Foliage Excursion

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On my foliage trip to Asheville, NC I wanted to take part in some of the best leaf-peeping excursions. Of course, I wasn’t too sure what the best would be. However, upon my return, I can confidently say that my two favorite foliage attractions included the DuPont State Forest waterfalls, and Sandy Bottom Trails horseback […]

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Spectacular Leaf Peeping in DuPont State Forest NC

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Visiting the DuPont State Forest was one of my favorite excursions on my North Carolina foliage trip. Even on a rainy day, I enjoyed the 10,400 acre forest which was lined with colorful autumn leaves. The DuPont State Forest is located in Henderson and Transylvania Counties between the towns of Hendersonville and Brevard. Transylvania County is […]

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Six Reasons to Visit Asheville North Carolina this Foliage Season

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Asheville, North Carolina is one of the most sought after destinations during fall foliage season. I can say this because I recently visited the area on my foliage trip! I decided to plan my foliage trip to Asheville for many reasons, including: Asheville is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains, a prime […]

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Visit West Virginia for Peak Foliage Season

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Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for West Virginia peak foliage season? Projected dates are from late September thru late October, depending on what area of the state you are visiting. Fall color reports for 2011 are scheduled to begin on September 29th. Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations within West Virginia […]

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Visit Roanoke Valley, Virginia for a Fall Foliage Adventure

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Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for Roanoke Valley, Virginia peak foliage season? Peak foliage in the Roanoke Valley is usually in mid-October but may occur earlier at higher elevations in the mountains. The fall season is spectacular from the middle of October to the first of November, displaying radiant mountain landscapes of red, yellow, […]

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Scenic Autumn Tour of Lynchburg, Virginia

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Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for Lynchburg, Virginia peak foliage season? Fall color is usually at its best in and around Lynchburg during the last 2 weeks of October, with the peak on the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway being the second weekend of October Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations within […]

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10 Tips for Planning Fall Travel to Ojai, California

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Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for Ojai, California peak foliage season? September- November Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations within Ojai, California that are known for their uniquely beautiful fall foliage displays? Meditation Mount, great look out spots through the upper Ojai Valley What are the local and regional roads or […]

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Plan the Best Foliage Trip to Providence, Rhode Island

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Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for Providence, Rhode Island peak foliage season? We anticipate the foliage season in Providence to run from late September to early November.  Peak foliage should occur around the third week in October with good viewing for the Columbus Day weekend. Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations […]

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In Depth Interview with Oshkosh, Wisconsin CVB

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What are the projected dates for Oshkosh, Wisconsin peak foliage season? It is expected that the fall color in Oshkosh will be best from mid-late October this year. Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations within Oshkosh, Wisconsin that are known for their uniquely beautiful fall foliage displays? The WIOUWASH Trail Access at […]

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Enjoy An Extended Foliage Season in Charlottesville, Virginia

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Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for Charlottesville, Virginia peak foliage season? In and around Charlottesville, leaves typically begin changing color in early October and colorful foliage can typically be seen as late as mid-November. Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations within Charlottesville, Virginia that are known for their uniquely beautiful fall […]

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