A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other: a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. The Parkway meanders for 469 miles, protecting a diversity of plants and animals, and providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.
America's Favorite Drive
Plan Your Visit
The Parkway is 469 miles long and the experience of the drive can vary throughout the year. Plan your trip along the Parkway.
Information about weather, road status, operating hours, permits and reservations, and more.
Learn about the plants and animals of the Parkway.
Join rangers and volunteers to learn about the history and nature along the Parkway with guided hikes, campfire programs and demonstrations.