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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Was planning my road trip across America when I noticed the "Blue Ridge Parkway" We would be leaving from Dollywood and heading towards the Flight 93 Memorial in PA. Is it possible to do the Parkway in a day? or are we better off just taking 81 to PA

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You will be pressed to do the trip in a day even on the interstates... The Blue Ridge is designed to be a two lane "country drive" with restricted speeds... Add two days or give this route a pass... carracar

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carracar has put it all rather succinctly. It's a great drive, but very, very slow going - both because of the very low (and enforced) speed limit, but also the point of doing that drive is to stop and enjoy the views and waterfalls at the turn outs.

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Thanks guys

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If you can do the drive from Asheville to Boone/Blowing Rock, it would be worthwhile. That section is a little under 100 miles. By the time you check out pullouts, you could easily spend 4 or 5 hours (plus!) on this section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. As the above poster noted, 45 miles per hour is a true speed limit. I don't know when you are coming but do check for closures.

http://www.nps.gov/blri/index.htm

http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/

nps.gov/blri/…blrimap-2.pdf

My guess is that you would love the city of Asheville or the village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. You might consider adding a couple of days to explore this area.

http://www.exploreasheville.com/

http://www.blowingrock.com/

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I am planning to drive to Asheville NC in August from Mass. I would love to know from readers the "spots" I should not miss along the way-Blue Ridge Parkway is how we want to travel. Can you give a few hotels to stay along the way if needed? Not to miss places/activities in Asheville? Where to stay that is near the action? Thanx!!

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You should start a new thread. Folks will see the date on the first post in this one and figure that the poster has already made his trip and not respond.

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want to visit the BRP in mid may - wondering if I am correct in figuring I will take the less scenic routes to Asheville and then follow the BRP on my way back north?? Is that do-able??

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Geri - it all depends on how long you have, which you've not said. It's not a day trip from Atlantic City for sure! Please start a new topic, tell us how long you have, what your interests are and you will get a full response.

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