Blue Ridge Parkway: Virginia State Line to Blowing Rock Professional Review and Guide
"A 75-mile section of the paved recreational Blue Ridge Parkway, which follows the scenic crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Virginia state line to Blowing Rock. This drive follows the northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway within North Carolina from the Virginia state line to Blowing Rock. The well-known scenic route was designed as a recreational road along the crest of the Blue Ridge and other mountains of the Appalachian chain. Hence there is little commercial truck traffic and few business establishments along the parkway itself.
The road passes through a seemingly endless array of deep forests, pastoral fields, and breathtaking views. Historic sites, hiking trails, and numerous overlooks break up the trip. Though the parkway is hardly undiscovered, it is still one of the premier touring routes of the eastern United States. Special attractions: Cumberland Knob, Brinegar Cabin, Doughton Park, Northwest Trading Post, E. B. Jeffress Park, Boone’s Trace, Blowing Rock, hiking, scenic views, and fall colors. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."