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How Will You Explore the Parkway?

You can experience the Parkway as a multi-day drive, or as a day trip to a favorite area. Or if driving isn't your thing, we’ve got great suggestions for motorcycle and bicycle journeys.

How far should we go each day, and where should we stay?

This map shows the main areas where you might consider spending the night, and the drive times between each. Choose a region to see all it has to offer.

Parkway Basics
  • No entrance fee
  • The Parkway’s speed limit is typically 45 miles per hour (less in some places). The Parkway was designed for leisurely motoring. Take your time and discover the grandeur of this special place.
  • Mileposts are numbered North to South from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Many locations are identified by their milepost.
  • You don’t have to be at an overlook to stop and enjoy the scenery!
More Parkway Travel Tips & Regulations

A Parkway for All Seasons

Tips for Enjoying the Parkway Year-Round