SO MANY WAYS TO ENJOY
How Will You Explore the
You can encounter the Parkway as a multi-day drive, or as a roadtrip to a most loved region. Or on the other hand in case driving isn’t your thing, we have incredible ideas for bike and bike ventures.
How far should we go each day,
and where should we stay?
This guide shows the primary regions where you should seriously think about going through the evening, furthermore, the drive times between each.
Choose a region to see all it has to offer:
Ridge (MP 0 to 106)
Plateau (MP 106 to 217)
Highlands (MP 217 to 340)
Pisgah (MP 340 to 469)
Great Smoky Mountains Region
Afton (MP 0) to Roanoke (MP 120)
Fancy Gap (MP 199) to Blowing Rock (MP 293)
Asheville (MP 382) to Cherokee (MP 469)
Roanoke (MP 120) to Fancy Gap (MP 199)
Blowing Rock (MP 293) to Asheville (MP 382)
- No entrance fee
- The Parkway’s speed limit is typically 45 miles per hour (less in some places). The Parkway was designed for leisurely motoring. Take your time and discover the grandeur of this special place.
- Mileposts are numbered North to South from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Many locations are identified by their milepost.
- You don’t have to be at an overlook to stop and enjoy the scenery!