The Blue Ridge Parkway was recently highlighted by Travel Channel as one of America's best scenic drives.

The article, titled "Road Trip! 10 Don't-Miss Scenic Drives," was written by Lynn Coulter and featured 10 of the best scenic routes in the United States.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469-mile route that winds through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and North Carolina, and is regarded as one of the best places in the world to experience stunning fall colors.

The iconic route has earned the nickname of being "America's Favorite Drive" and connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

The Parkway makes its way through the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge and there are eight entry points in the region. It's one of the most popular experiences for visitors and is a great option for a scenic drive, cycling, camping, and hiking.

Visit our Blue Ridge Parkway section to learn more about how it can be part of your visit to Virginia's Blue Ridge, including a helpful Blue Ridge Parkway Map and more information about iconic spots like Mabry Mill and the Peaks of Otter.

The Parkway earned a spot on the Travel Channel list along with other popular scenic routes such as the Going to the Sun Road in Montana, Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys, and the Great River Road in the Midwest. Visit the Travel Channel website to see the complete list.

And don't forget to tag your Blue Ridge Parkway pictures with our #BlueRidgeDay hashtag!


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