About the Blue Ridge Parkway
Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System.
Split-rail fences, old farmsteads, mountain meadows and scenic overlooks with endless vistas make the Blue Ridge Parkway a popular attraction.
The Parkway incorporates numerous campgrounds, picnic areas and trails.
Named “America’s Favorite Drive,” the Parkway offers:
- 469 miles connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
- Stunning views, abundant hiking trails, picnic areas, campsites, and interpretative exhibits
- Ample recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities
- Natural beauty featuring one of the world’s most diverse display of flora and fauna
- Directory & Travel Planner
- Parkway Area Informational Resources
- Parkway Photo Credits
- Photo Gallery - What to Do
- Photo Gallery - What to See
- Photo Gallery - Parkway Activities