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Blue Ridge Parkway??

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Joe McGorman, May 13, 2009.

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  1. Joe McGorman

    Joe McGorman TS Member

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    The wife and I are going on vacation in June and we are considering a trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway in our plans. I would like to know if some of you enjoyed the view and if there are any points of interest to see. Thanks

    Joe McGorman
     
  2. wm rike

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    The maximum speed limit is 45 on a winding, rolling, sometimes twisting road. The best way to do it is to set aside two days to drive the whole length, put your watch in the glovebox, and enyoy yourself. Stop often to snack and absorb the culture, and dine high at night. At the north end the shorter Skyline Drive (National Park) is only a 35 mph road, but the scnenery is more striking. Do a Google seach to see what there is along the route so you have an idea of what will catch your interest the most.
     
  3. Mike Michalski

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    Beautiful and made for enjoying, definitely not to make time,
     
  4. Fast Oil

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    Check for road closures:
    http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm

    Stop and get some apples:
    http://www.altapassorchard.com/

    Spend a night and or have a meal: (great food)
    http://www.pisgahinn.com/
     
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    Are you taking the trapshooting guns Joe?
     
  6. BT-100dc

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    Covered every mile of it 32 years ago; I enjoyed the trip. Darrell
     
  7. ESMDHokie

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    If you're a sporting clays enthusiast there's a range in Ferrum, VA by the name of Summit Springs. They have a "modified wobble trap" too.


    -Phil
     
  8. Lee J

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    Check out Mt. Mitchell, near Ashville. Climbed it on pedalbike, TWICE! Start from the Folk Art Center. Beautiful, even through eyes burning from sweat.
     
  9. David Knapp

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    Some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen.
     
  10. alabamahunter

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    Only driven the stretch near Asheville, NC, but was very impressed. Road closures should not be a problem at the time of year you plan on visiting. The wildlife was the most interesting thing. In one day we saw: deer, turkey, ruffed grouse, bald eagle, and a black bear. It was quite an enjoyable drive. Have fun!
     
  11. Joe McGorman

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    Thanks for the replies, sounds like it is worth the trip.

    Joe McGorman
     
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    Definitely worth the trip. If you have a lot of time, jump off the parkway near Linville/Boone. A lot to see and do here, plenty of good food also.
     
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    And don't forget to stop at a Mast General Store!!
     
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