PLAN YOUR

PARKWAY

TRIP

SO MANY WAYS TO ENJOY

How Will You Explore the

Parkway?

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.

Driving

Motorcycling

RVing

Bicycling

Hiking

Camping

Outdoor Adventures

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)

Shenandoah Region

Great Smoky Mountains Region

Typical Drive

Times

Afton (MP 0) to Roanoke (MP 120)

ESTIMATED TIME
3.5 hours

Fancy Gap (MP 199) to Blowing Rock (MP 293)

ESTIMATED TIME
3 hours

Asheville (MP 382) to Cherokee (MP 469)

ESTIMATED TIME
3 hours

Roanoke (MP 120) to Fancy Gap (MP 199)

ESTIMATED TIME
2.5 hours

Blowing Rock (MP 293) to Asheville (MP 382)

ESTIMATED TIME
3 hours

Parkway

Basics

  • 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!
A PARKWAY FOR ALL SEASONS

Tips for Enjoying the

Parkway Year-Round

Winter

Spring

Summer

Fall