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

Thumbnail image for Pet Friendly Foliage Tour of the Biltmore Estate

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. […]

Read the full article →

Why Horseback Riding is the Best Fall Foliage Excursion

Thumbnail image for Why Horseback Riding is the Best Fall Foliage Excursion

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 […]

Read the full article →