The Blue Ridge Parkway, often called “America’s Favorite Drive,” was constructed, in part, to connect the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Begun in 1935, the Parkway was also envisioned as the first elongated national park providing automobile travelers access to some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the United States.
Explore some of the stories of this bucolic ribbon of highway riding the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains:
- Blue Ridge Music
- Designing the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Construction of the Parkway
- The Lure of the Mountains
- Transportation in the Mountains