Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

The book is organized mile-post to mile-post, appropriate for travelers who are driving the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or only a small section.

Author: Victoria Logue

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897329088

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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Flowing among the beautiful mountains and valleys of Virginia and North Carolina, the 469-mile-long Blue Ridge Parkway is a true American jewel. Built to expose motorists to nature as well as to preserve its beauty, the Parkway still delivers unrivaled beauty today. Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway is filled with information useful to those traveling the Parkway and is detailed with color photographs throughout. It highlights the many significant points of interest located on and nearby the Parkway, including Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and Mabry Mill, one of the most photographed sites on the Parkway. Also noted are locations of overlooks, waterfalls, and tunnels as well as key entry and exit points along the Parkway. The guide features a brief history of the Parkway itself, a look at the surrounding geology and human history of the area, and an extensive wildflower bloom calendar. The book is organized mile-post to mile-post, appropriate for travelers who are driving the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or only a small section.

Building the Blue Ridge Parkway

INTRODUCTION [ The Blue Ridge Parkway ) has but one reason for existence , which is to please by revealing the charm and interest of the native American countryside . -Stanley Abbott The Blue Ridge Parkway's resident architect , Stanley ...

Author: Karen J. Hall

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738552879

Category: History

Page: 128

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With the aid of two-hundred construction photographs, an addition to the Images of America series chronicles the construction project that began as part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal to create jobs in the region and created a 469-mile scenic highway that was completed in 1983. Original.

The Blue Ridge Parkway

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Author: Harley E. Jolley

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 0870491008

Category: History

Page: 172

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Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic itineraries like "Music of the Blue Ridge," including ...

Author: Jason Frye

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631210327

Category: Travel

Page: 200

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Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides! The Blue Ridge Parkway connects the green valleys of Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains. Drive America's most scenic highway with Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: 29 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: Listen to live bluegrass with a glass of local moonshine, drive past fields brimming with fireflies, and wander through American history. You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic itineraries like "Music of the Blue Ridge," including suggestions for spending time in in Washington DC, Front Royal, Waynesboro, Roanoke, Galax, Asheville, Cherokee, and Knoxville Local Expert: North Carolinian and mountaineer Jason Frye shares his love of the Great Smoky Mountains (and where to find the best barbecue!) Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and local insight, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains or Moon North Carolina.

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Mill Mountain , a city park in the heart of the city , rises 1,000 feet above the city proper . ( Courtesy of Roanoke Photo Finishing Company . ) MABRY MILL ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY , MEADOWS OF.

Author: Karen J. Hall

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738542245

Category: History

Page: 128

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In the late 1890s, the Blue Ridge Parkway was envisioned by many as a great getaway and nature preserve. The concept materialized in the early 20th century, when John D. Rockefeller donated the first $5 million to begin purchasing land for the project. Located at the top of the great Appalachian ridges, the parkway covers 469 winding miles of mountains and meadows lined with lush wildflowers, old farms, and split-rail fences. Inspiring scenery makes for a journey rich in history and mountain culture.

Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Author: Victoria Logue

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897329090

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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Flowing among the beautiful mountains and valleys of Virginia and North Carolina, the 469-mile-long Blue Ridge Parkway is a true American jewel. Built to expose motorists to nature as well as to preserve its beauty, the Parkway still delivers unrivaled beauty today. Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway is filled with information useful to those traveling the Parkway and is detailed with color photographs throughout. It highlights the many significant points of interest located on and nearby the Parkway, including Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and Mabry Mill, one of the most photographed sites on the Parkway. Also noted are locations of overlooks, waterfalls, and tunnels as well as key entry and exit points along the Parkway. The guide features a brief history of the Parkway itself, a look at the surrounding geology and human history of the area, and an extensive wildflower bloom calendar. The book is organized mile-post to mile-post, appropriate for travelers who are driving the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or only a small section.

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

That ideal got its startnot long after the creation of greaturban parks by Frederick Law Olmstead, himself an early Parkway proponent. The original idea for a Blue Ridge Parkway–style road seems to have originated as far back as 1909 ...

Author: Randy Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762224

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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State Hiking Series Each guide includes: - Hikes suited to every ability - Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails - Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues - Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates - Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for each hike - Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, great views, or wildlife viewing - Information on fees and permits, contacts, events and attractions, restaurants and accommodations, canine compatibility, and more - Zero-impact and wilderness safety tips and techniques *** The year 2010 is the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and this new edition of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is an indispensable resource for anyone who uses the Parkway—America's most heavily visited unit of the National Park system—as a portal to the Southern Appalachian experience. Including the best trails in the national forests, state parks, and private preserves that line the 469-mile scenic road, this is a single-volume solution for the serious explorer, whether on foot or in a car.

Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

Many drivers along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive and in the Smokies will raise a finger or two from the steering wheel or proffer a little salute to passing drivers, as if to say, “Beautiful, ain't it?

Author: Jason Frye

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640494152

Category: Travel

Page: 360

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From the sprawling green countryside of Shenandoah to the mists rising over the Great Smoky Mountains, endless adventure and beauty await along America's most scenic highway. Inside Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip you'll find: Multiple Itineraries: Choose from flexible getaways along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including the ultimate two-week route, a four-day loop from D.C., and more Eat, sleep, stop and explore: With lists of the best hikes, views, restaurants, and more, you can listen to live bluegrass, find the best barbecue around, or sip local moonshine. Wander through the renowned museums in Washington D.C. or take a break in a charming mountain town. Explore a labyrinthine cave system, hike a leg of the famous Appalachian Trail, and spot black bears and elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Try your hand at gem mining, spend an afternoon antique hunting, or pick fruit at a family-owned orchard Maps and driving tools: Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions, and full-color photos throughout Local expertise: North Carolinian and mountaineer Jason Frye shares his top tips for what to do Planning your trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LBGTQ+ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with children With Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip's flexible itineraries and practical tips you're ready to fill up and hit the road. Exploring more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip or Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail. Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park. About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you. For more inspiration, follow @moonguides on social media.

Lonely Planet Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trips

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY TRIP PLANNER A There is no admission fee to drive the parkway or explore its trails. A Driving the parkway is not so much a way to get from A to B as an experience to relish– don't expect to get anywhere fast.

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788685085

Category: Travel

Page: 235

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Lonely Planet’s Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trips is your passport to the most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip. Cross a mile-high suspension bridge for a parkway panorama at Grandfather Mountain, enjoy indie shops and microbreweries in downtown Asheville, and hike to spectacular views from 90ft Linville Falls – all with your trusted travel companion.

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

Appendix B. Inns, Lodges, and Cabins on the Blue Ridge Parkway These facilities are operated by private concessionaires under contract with the park service. Contact the particular facility to make reservations or obtain detailed ...

Author: Leonard M. Adkins

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469608204

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

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This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the Parkway, including the Appalachian Trail, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal, and private lands. You'll find GPS coordinates for official Parkway trailheads, along with fifty maps and many photographs of what you'll see along the way. Adkins notes each trail's length, difficulty, points of interest, handicap accessibility, and natural features. Far more than a guide to the trails, this book also tells you what to expect at overlooks, as well as where to dine, sleep, and find a restroom, and suggests worthwhile side trips. Elevation change charts for bicyclists, minimum tunnel heights for RVs, camping recommendations, roadside bloom calendars, sightseeing information for nearby towns, and other advice make this the perfect companion for your next Parkway adventure.