The Blue Ridge Parkway
A brochure for your next trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway
History and Culture of the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is the longest road in the United States. Stretching 500 miles in the Blue Ridge Mountains through North Carolina to Virginia. The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches from the Shenandoah Valley to the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina.
Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway
There are many places to hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are 100 different trails stretching from Virginia to North Carolina. There are many different levels of trails from easy to strenuous for all levels of hikers.
Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway
There are more than 100 miles of pristine streams and fishing areas along the Parkway. The rainbow, brook, brown and native trout are the most common fish found along the Parkway. The thirteen lakes, ponds and large bodies of water contain bream and smallmouth bass along the Parkway. The different types of fishing along the Blue Ridge Parkway include, Fly Fishing and Still-Water Fishing.
Nature in the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is not just a scenic road it also inhibits many different plants and animals. There are many different animals that live along the Parkway there are, 43 amphibians, 99 fish, 70 mammals, and 31 reptiles. There are also 100 different species of trees!
Content Information found under National Park Services Website and the following links:
- History and Culture
- Hiking Trails
- Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Fishing the BRP
- Fishing in North Carolina
- Nature along the BRP
All pictures are reserved under the Creative Commons License found on Flickr.
- Mountain view attributed to Matthew
- Hiking sign attributed to Alan Levine
- Fishing attributed to Phillip Pessar
- Foggy Tree Path attributed to mricon
- Blue Ridge Parkway sign attributed to Doug Bradley
- Creek attributed to Kim Seng
- Tunnel attributed to Mike
- Fall trees with parkway attributed to Matthew Paulson