Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary

by Renae

We took a ride up onto the Blue Ridge Parkway recently, stopping at several of the many wonderful visitor’s centers along the way. Each one sells those passports to America’s national parks, and offers passport holders a stamp with which to mark their visit. I don’t have a passport, but I really liked the stamp, noting the park’s 75th anniversary, so I stamped a piece of paper instead 🙂

For those who’d like to learn more, I nipped this text from Wikipedia: “The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. It runs for 469 miles (755 km), mostly along the famous Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. Its southern terminus is on the boundary between Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina, from which it travels north to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and becomes Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive. Land on either side of the road is maintained by the National Park Service. The Parkway is not a National Park, but is a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, and is the most visited unit in the United States National Park System.”




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