Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia is an excellent scenic route for RV travelers. It winds across the Appalachian Highlands for 469 miles, hitting altitudes from 649 up to 6,000 feet above sea level.

The route is equipped with many outlooks making it easy for RVs to enjoy the breathtaking views. In addition, travelers can experience historic sites, abundant wildlife and interesting foliage.

Those willing to venture outside the confines of their vehicle will be rewarded with over 100 trails exploring the surrounding forests. Many of the hikes are easy enough for the inexperienced hiker, making them very family friendly. The more experienced hiker can enjoy some of the tougher terrain along the Appalachian Trail.

The area is a haven for many species of birds. The Appalachian Mountains are along the eastern flyway, drawing a great variety of birds. During May, the area comes alive with wildflowers and in June, the rhododendron are amazing. During the summer, be sure to take advantage of the ranger-guided walks to learn more about the area.

The campgrounds along the parkway are open typically in April or May each year, but there are things to see and do along the route year round.

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