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The most beautiful season in the Smoky Mountains.

The most beautiful season in the Smoky Mountains.

Ride of a Lifetime: the 300 mile loop starting and ending at Waynesville, North Carolina, (“K” on the map) near Maggie Valley. This route takes you on some of the most beautiful, twisty roads in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, including the infamous Tail of the Dragon (300-curves in 11 miles) and Moonshiner 28.

Ride of a Lifetime: the 300 mile loop starting and ending at Waynesville, North Carolina, (“K” on the map) near Maggie Valley. This route takes you on some of the most beautiful, twisty roads in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, including the infamous Tail of the Dragon (300-curves in 11 miles) and Moonshiner 28.

The Blue Ridge Parkway. This 469-mile ribbon of asphalt connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Shenandoah National Park while sticking to the ridgelines. Every turn reveals something special—a split rail fence, an awe-inspiring vista, a stacked-stone bridge.    Insider’s Tip: From the 360-degree four-state view from Waterrock Knob (milepost 451), you can see the Smokies, the Nantahalas, the Pisgahs, and the Cowee Mountains.

The Blue Ridge Parkway - 10 Best Weekend Getaways

The Blue Ridge Parkway. This 469-mile ribbon of asphalt connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Shenandoah National Park while sticking to the ridgelines. Every turn reveals something special—a split rail fence, an awe-inspiring vista, a stacked-stone bridge. Insider’s Tip: From the 360-degree four-state view from Waterrock Knob (milepost 451), you can see the Smokies, the Nantahalas, the Pisgahs, and the Cowee Mountains.

The Top 10 Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls as voted on by our site visitors.  This list and gallery is the result of our poll which has over 330 votes. Click the image above for more details.

The Top 10 Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls as voted on by our site visitors. This list and gallery is the result of our poll which has over 330 votes. Click the image above for more details.

Blue Ridge Parkway from Virginia to North Carolina ::  Get a taste of the south and it’s wild beauty with a journey through the Appalachian Mo...

Blue Ridge Parkway from Virginia to North Carolina :: Get a taste of the south and it’s wild beauty with a journey through the Appalachian Mo...

The Mingus Mill, Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina. Image credit unknown #Waterfall #North_Carolina

The Mingus Mill, Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina. Image credit unknown #Waterfall #North_Carolina

See our favorite 30 small towns near Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains: https://www.romanticasheville.com/small_towns.htm

See our favorite 30 small towns near Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains: https://www.romanticasheville.com/small_towns.htm

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