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Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia

Milepost 384
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: (828) 348-3400
Description: A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other: a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. The Parkway meanders for 469 miles, protecting a diversity of plants and animals, and providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.

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