North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway There is no lack of breathtaking vistas along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Near Asheville, the 450-mile stretch connects the Shenandoah with the Great Smoky Mountains.(Photo: jaredkay, Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The parkway carves a path of stunning beauty through the southern Appalachian Mountains.
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