OUR TOP 4 STOPS TO MAKE ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Andrew Wettengel / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Categories: Travel

OUR TOP 4 STOPS TO MAKE ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a whopping 469 miles of winding roads through the scenic Virginia and North Carolina mountain side. Along this road you can experience traveler’s paradise with beautiful scenery, wildlife, unique culture, history and more. Within the 469 miles you’ll be able to feast your eyes upon some of the oldest mountains in the world, the oldest river in North America, the deepest gorge east of the Grand Canyon and the highest mountain peak in the Eastern United States. Pack your bags and double knot your hiking boots, we have some travelin’ to do!

 

 

Roanoke County’s Explore Park - MilePost 115

Enjoy this 1,100 acre recreation facility with easy access to downtown Roanoke. 

  • Museum

  • 14 miles of hike/bike Trails in the rolling woodlands

  • Paddle the Roanoke River Gorge (featuring class 1 & 2 rapids)

  • Brewpub/Tavern

  • Weekly events

  • Campground

Grandfather Mountain - Milepost 305

Enjoy life high in the sky on this Mile high swinging bridge with GORGEOUS 360° views and observe wildlife in its natural habitat. 

  • Swinging Bridge

  • Walking/Hiking trails

  • Wildlife Habitats

  • Museum

  • Bird watching

  • Special events

Linville Falls - Milepost 316

An awe-worthy three-tiered waterfall plunging into Linville Gorge which is also known as the “Grand Canyon of North Carolina.” 

  • Trails (easy, moderate, strenuous)

  • Gorgeous views

  • Campground

  • Visitor’s Center

Biltmore Estate - Milepost 382.6/388.8

See how the other half lived at the turn of the 20th century! Biltmore Estate is the largest home in America. Enjoy Beautiful architecture, art, landscaping and more at this frozen in time attraction. 

  • guided/ self-guided tours

  • Biking, carriage rides, hiking and more.

  • Spa Services

  • Winery

  • Dining

  • Shopping

  • Exhibitions

We could go on and on about all there is to do on the Blue Ridge Parkway. But we will leave it to you to follow your own trail. Explore the great outdoors, travel and get paid while doing so! Check out all of our top-paying Virginia (here) and North Carolina (here) Opportunities!

 

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