Motorcycle Touring on the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway attracts hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders annually. Many riders consider the Parkway to be among the very best venues in the United States - if not the best. The reasons are clear - beautiful scenery, numerous overlooks and many travel destinations including the Biltmore Estate, Grandfather Mountain, etc.
- Overlooks -- The Blue Ridge Parkway has over 200 overlooks. They offer scenic vistas, trailhead access points, picnic tables, interpretive signage, trash cans and areas to stretch your legs.
- Parks -- The bulk of the Blue Ridge Parkway lands are it's 12 parks and recreation areas. These parks contain the majority of the trails and activities available along the parkway.
- Trails -- There are over 117 trails with miles upon miles of explorable terrain. There are trails ranging from leisurely strolls to hikes only the experienced should attempt.
- Visitor Centers -- The visitor centers offer the most information on the Blue Ridge Parkway. At the visitor centers, you can inquire about questions you may have on your journey. This is also where you can pick up guidebooks and maps as you travel.
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