Blue Ridge Parkway - First Peak of the Blue Ridge
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Blue Ridge Parkway

One of the nation's most beautiful drives is only a few minutes away. Head north on the Parkway to visit the Folk Art Center, Craggy Gardens, and Mount Mitchell. Head south to Mount Pisgah, Looking Glass Rock, and Shining Rock Wilderness. Only a 35-minute drive to access. Read More Below
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A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other: a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. The Parkway meanders for 469 miles, protecting a diversity of plants and animals, and providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.

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