Blue Ridge Parkway Journals

Weekend in Virginia

An October 2005 trip to Blue Ridge Parkway by Ehlena99

Quote: We spent a weekend in Virginia for the fall leaves and drove Skyline Drive and a part of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Weekend in Virginia

Overview

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Obviously, the point of this place is to drive the Skyline Drive. It is beautiful to see for so many miles along the mountains, but take your time and explore. There are many hiking trails and more than just a road.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

Most definitely a car. There are car rental options at both ends of the Skyline Drive, as well as many places along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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The campground appeared to be very nice, but they also offer cabin rentals. My family and I stayed in the Pioneer Cabin. It appeared to be a restored original log cabin that had a kitchen and bathroom added on. The kitchen was very homey and had all the things you would need, including a gas range, oven, microwave, coffee pot, dishes, silverware, sink/water, and a refrigerator. There was also some spices and sugar there. Right off of the kitchen was the bathroom, with a shower. Through the next door was was the true cabin. It had a fireplace and an old piano, plus a couch and some comfy old wooden rocking chairs. The queen size bed was also part of the large open room. Upstairs there was a l...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2005

Montebello Camping and Fishing Resort
15072 Crabtree Falls Hwy
Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, Virginia 24464
540/377-2650

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Attraction

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The Blue Ridge Parkway truly does seem to ride along the tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains as it picks up where Skyline Drive finishes. I didn't get to see much of it, but I do know that what I saw was very much worth the drive. My family and I had hiked the Spy Rock trail earlier that morning, and figured we would go eat lunch and then drive back the Parkway. We did ahve to travel quite a ways to get to anywhere for lunch, as it is a small back woods area with very little town presence. We did find a Ruby Tuesday restaurant open for lunch and so we pulled in, ate, and then took off for the parkway. On the way there, we saw the natural bridge park area, and although we did not stop, other people we ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2005

Blue Ridge Parkway
Scenic Drive
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
828/298-0398

Skyline Drive

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Story/Tip

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I have always heard about the beauty of Skyline Drive and have always wanted to see it for myself. I have had trouble finding people to go with me, because there are just so many other places to go. I finally convinced my family to go just a couple weekends ago, and although it was fun, it was simply overrun with tourists. Don't get me wrong; the drive was totally worth it. The scenery was beautiful, and at just about every turn you could see deer off in the woods. We drove the entire 105 miles in one day and at one point even ran into what we think was a "bear jam," where the entire road turned into  four lanes of parking. People were pulled off on both sides of the road, and others just left thei...Read More

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Ehlena99

Ehlena99
East Liverpool, Ohio

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