Blue Ridge Parkway South: Roanoke to North Carolina Professional Review and Guide
"This 97-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway is a two-lane road along the edge of the Blue Ridge plateau with alternating views of mountains, the Piedmont, forests, and nearby farms. Many restorations and exhibits of eighteenth-century mountain life add to the interest. There are several hikes to points of interest along the drive. This 97-mile drive follows the Blue Ridge Parkway south from Roanoke to the North Carolina line.
Special attractions: The scenic views of woods, farms, and distant vistas are outstanding. The most popular stop is the restored Mabry Mill and water wheel and other buildings. At Smart View is a restored mountain cabin and farm by a small lake. Ground Hog Mountain contains samples of types of old wooden fences. 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."