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Explore the northernmost section of the Blue Ridge Parkway to discover scenic overlooks, hiking trails for all levels, and even a historic resort. Go at your own pace and Immerse yourself in stunning vistas, charming towns, and rich history as our expertly narrated audio tour enhances every twist and turn of this iconic scenic drive.
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!
• Serene lakes and picturesque trails await at Peaks of Otter, a tranquil haven along the Parkway.
• Conquer the challenging trail to Humpback Rocks for breathtaking Shenandoah Valley views that reward your journey.
• Immerse yourself in the Parkway's history and nature at the James River Visitor Center, a gateway to understanding the region.
• Step into the past at Explore Park, where living history and interactive exhibits revive Virginia's heritage.
• Find relaxation and recreation at Sherando Lake, a serene escape perfect for swimming and picnicking.
• Witness nature's grandeur at Thunder Ridge Overlook, where sweeping vistas showcase the Parkway's beauty.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Recommended Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Waynesboro, VA and Roanoke, VA
Time to complete: Full-day, 6-8+ hours
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The Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia runs through the western part of the state, offering stunning mountain views and access to various overlooks, hikes, and more! It connects Shenandoah National Park with Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Virginia begins in Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro, VA. Waynesboro, VA is about 34 minutes west of Charlottesville, about an hour and half west of Richmond, and about 2 hours and 30 minutes southwest of Washington DC.
Along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, visitors can enjoy scenic drives, hiking, picnicking, and exploring overlooks and visitor centers, as well as experiencing the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. On Shaka Gui...
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There is no fee to enter the Blue Ridge Parkway, but there are some stops on the tour with entry fees.
The parkway is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Portions of the parkway may close to do inclement weather. Visit the NPS website in advance.
Please note, although the road is open visitor centers, attractions, and restaurants have varying hours of operation and seasonality. Learn more here.
Yes! The tour has two starting points, one in Waynesboro, VA near Shenandoah National Park and one in Roanoke, VA by Explore Park. But, feel free to join the tour anywhere along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
Yes! The tour is available from south to north or north to south. For those traveling south to north, you’ll begin the tour in Roanoke, VA. If you’re traveling from noth to south, you’ll begin the tour in Waynesboro, VA.
Yes, you can! if you’re looking to combine multiple Shaka Guide tours, we recommend you combine this tour with our Shenandoah National Park Tour. The Shenandoah Tour ends about a mile from where the Blue Ridge Parkway Virginia Tour begins. If you’re doing this, we recommend you budget atleast two days - one day for each tour.
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