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Parkway Stories

November 27, 2017

Written by Christopher Reynolds for Los Angeles Times
“Here’s how not to start a road trip. First, at the Alamo rental car counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport just…

September 15, 2017

Written by BRPA
BRPA’s Fall Meeting BRPA’s Fall Meeting was held in beautiful Little Switzerland, a sweet destination of shops and scenic beauty, located right…

August 15, 2017

Written by BRPA
The Blue Ridge Parkway FAM Tour for AAA & CAA Counselors The Blue Ridge Parkway FAM Tour is an annual Spring excursion…

Parkway Itineraries

Some sample Itineraries to get you started

Traversing the Highland Region of the Blue Ridge Parkway A two-day road trip on the scenic byway feels like traveling through time…
Parkway Weekend Getaway by R.V. A two-day trip along the Blue Ridge Plateau from Roanoke (Milepost 120) to the Virginia state line (Milepost 216) is highlighted by intensive exposure to the Blue Ridge cultural landscape. The rural experience on the Parkway and on adjacent lands highlights mills, music, and agriculture,…
A one-day trip through the Pisgah District is a long drive – perhaps best undertaken from the comfort of your car – but comes with unique rewards. There is a natural resource emphasis that features relic populations of plants, long vistas across rugged and remote areas, and a feel of…
Ridge Region Weekend Getaway A two-day trip from Afton Mountain and Rockfish Gap (Milepost 0) to the Peaks of Otter (Milepost 86) and on to Roanoke, the largest metropolitan area on the Parkway, offers plenty of time to experience this region and highlight the ridge-top driving experience, including magnificent views…
It would be a challenge for motorcycle riders to find a more beautiful and diversified driving trail than the scenic back roads of Southwest Virginia.