8 Must See Spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway

8 Must See Spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Originally Posted November 2016 By Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Seasons come and go, and for that, we’re thankful. Watching the transition from summer to autumn leaves us awestruck, and seeing the leaves blown away as the air grows cold is equally impressive.

Beauty abounds regardless of the season on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

While you’re cruising the slower pace, note there are “must see” places to mark on your map. These are popular, selfie-worthy destinations to be enjoyed with your favorite someone.

Don’t miss these eight great experiences during your next road trip in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!


7. Apple Orchard Mountain | Milepost 76.5

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The highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia is Apple Orchard Mountain. The unique characteristic of the area are the gnarly trees that resemble an apple orchard and a large FAA radar near the open summit. You can also check out the rugged hike to Apple Orchard Falls.

“This was a great hike with water everywhere. So many great photo opportunities.” – Sterling

“I hiked down to the falls from the Blue Ridge Parkway. We enjoyed the crispness and coolness of the air.” – Adrienne


Read The Full Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge Article.

About Botetourt County

Botetourt is nestled just 20 minutes north of Roanoke, VA. It borders the Blue Ridge Parkway, is home to the headwaters of the mighty James River, and has a vibrant metro mix of arts, culture, and events. It’s easy to drink in the beauty and create everlasting memories whether you live, work, or simply just adventure here.

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