THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
This is the obvious scenic drive in the
area. And i'm not going to detail here what has
been described more eloquently elsewhere. Here are
some links to the best drive in the area.
Natural's Blue Ridge Parkway Information has
quite a bit of information about the history, a
trail list and major destinations along this
beautiful road. Also includes a photo gallery and a
mile-by-mile travelogue. Endangered species and
mountain herbal remedies are also discussed.
Ridge Parkway Association has maps, broken down
into sections, a bloom schedule along with the
positions of some of these plants, and information
on regulations, fishing, bicycling and other
official positions. In other ways it's not as
detailed as the previous site.
Park Service (NPS) site for the Blue Ridge
Parkway. This site has a lot of thought-provoking
information about everything from cultural events
to geology, from plant identification to wilderness
Ridge Parkway Foundation has a few maps of
various trails on or near the parkway, and other
The drives listed below are really expanded
notebook notes; they just have a beginning and an
end. Unlike my constant rambling. Not to mention
Even though i'd much rather hike, there's times
(like visiting relatives) when a good drive thru
the beauty is an overall view itself.