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Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and VirginiaMilepost 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.
George Washington Memorial Parkway, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia700 George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: (703) 289-2500
Description: The George Washington Memorial Parkway was designed for recreational driving. It links sites that commemorate important episodes in American history and preserve habitat for local wildlife. The parkway and its associated trails provide a scenic place to play and rest in the busy Washington, DC metropolitan area.
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The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
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U.S. Route 1 (US 1)
is a major north / south U.S. Highway that serves the East Coast of the United States. It runs 2,369 miles (3,813 km), from Fort Kent, Maine, at the Canadian border, south to Key West, Florida.
U.S. Route 20 (US 20)
is an east / west United States highway. Spanning 3,365 miles, it is the longest road in the United States, and the route roughly parallels that of Interstate 90 (I-90). The highway's eastern terminus is in Boston, Massachusetts, at Kenmore Square, where it meets Route 2. Its western terminus is in Newport, Oregon, at an intersection with US 101, within a mile of the Pacific Ocean. US 20 passes through a total of 12 states: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.
U.S. Route 50 (US 50)
is a major east?west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3,000 miles from Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean to West Sacramento, California. US 50 passes through a total of 12 states: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as the District of Columbia.
Great River Road, along the Mississippi River
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Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin
The Lincoln Highway
spanned coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, originally through 13 states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California
Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)
Route 66, Chicago to California
Arizona's Desert Highways
Rocky Mountains in Colorado
Georgia and Tennessee's mountains
The Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys
Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate