The Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive connects to the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Travelers can continue from Skyline Drive south onto the Blue Ridge Parkway to begin at Parkway Milepost 0 in Virginia.
At the southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Cherokee, North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park connects to the borders of the Parkway’s lands. Travelers can travel north from Cherokee onto the Blue Ridge Parkway to begin at Parkway Milepost 469.1. There are also numerous Access Points along the way where travelers can enter the Parkway.
While each of these park systems has its own Rangers, all are valued by travelers for their unique scenic beauty and wealth of charming accommodations, activities, and culture – not to mention local cuisine, brews, spirits, and wine.