Greatest road trips in the world (P.13) Blue Ridge Parkway: The most beautiful roads in the United States

21-05-2023

(wcsa.world) The Blue Ridge Parkway is a well-known road of natural beauty and is said to be one of the most beautiful roads in the United States.

This scenic stretch of road begins in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and extends all the way down to Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. With a length of nearly 755 km, Blue Ridge Parkway owns green trees covering the entire road.

 

 

Along this legendary highway, you'll see wild birds, sparkling mountain streams, and mist-covered hilltops that remind you of the origins of the Blue Ridge Mountains—you even have Some black bears that can be seen crossing the forest by the roadside.

 

 

But really the most beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is in the season when the leaves change color. When autumn comes, more than 100 different species of trees spread out on the mountain road together, drooping together with the colors of yellow, red, and brown, creating a giant autumn picture ecstatic.

The town of Blowing Rock is located at the beginning of the route. It takes its name from an unusual rock formation called The Blowing Rock that rises more than 460m above the Johns River Gorge. The winds from the canyon often blow vertically, sending light objects into the sky. Legend has it that a pair of lovers from warring tribes, the Cherokee and the Catawba, separated by war, were reunited only when the woman prayed to the Great God, who sent the winds blown he returned to the cliff. Near the cliff is The Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park for visitors to explore.

 

 

The route also passes through Grandfather Mountain, which has many precious animals and is designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve. Also, brilliant Catawba azaleas bloom here in April. The mountain is also famous for the Mile-High Swinging Bridge, built to give visitors spectacular 360-degree views — especially in the fall — from Linville Peak.

 

 

The stretch of road that cuts through Virginia allows visitors to experience the American countryside. Mabry Mill is the most photographed (and painted) scene along the Blue Ridge Parkway. To this day, this peaceful haven depicts the way of life of subsistence farmers in those days, especially the way of water management.

 

 

Near the end of the stretch are Mount Torry and the Shenandoah Valley to the west. The lookout point is built on top of a cliff, so it's often used for climbing and skateboarding. There is also a picnic table for picnics.

 

According to the Internet


Brian (collect) - (World Creativity Science Academy)