Blue Ridge Parkway

All-American RoadNorth Carolina, Virginia

Driving the Byway

Driving the Parkway in Virginia

  • The byway begins a few miles out of the forest at the southern end of Skyline Drive, west of Afton, VA.
  • Continue south on the Parkway and through the George Washington National Forest, passing through the town of Buena Vista.
  • Continue to the North Carolina border on the Parkway, passing by Roanoke, the Rocky Knob Visitor Center, and Mabry Mill.

Driving the Parkway in North Carolina

  • The North Carolina section of the byway begins as you cross the state line from Virginia.
  • Continue in a southwest direction across the state.
  • The byway ends at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.