Fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful destination pretty much all year long (except for occasional winter closures). However, perhaps the most awe-inspiring time of year is the fall season. In this post, you will be able to admire the stunning beauty of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway in fall.

Major Attractions on Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway

The entire Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles long and connects Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. The Virginia section is 217 miles long, starting in Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro and ending at the North Carolina border.

Along this section, you’ll find many attractions, both natural and man-made, ranging from overlooks to waterfalls to historic sites. You can find more detailed information about the major highlights in this blog post, but the most popular ones are:

  • Humpback Rocks (MP 5)
  • Raven’s Roost Overlook (MP 11)
  • James River (MP 64)
  • Peaks of Otter (MP 86)
  • Roanoke Mountain (MP 120)
  • Mabry Mill (MP 176)
  • Blue Ridge Music Center (MP 213)

If you’re renting a car and driving Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway in (late) fall, make sure to check opening times. Many visitor centers and attractions are only open seasonally or on the weekends.

You can find a wealth of information on the official Blue Ridge Parkway website.

Blue Ridge Parkway in Fall – 20 Inspiring Photos

This post is all about offering you guys some travel inspiration. The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most visited units in the National Park Service system and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s one of the greatest mountain roads in America—more a journey than it is a destination.

So, here are twenty wonderful photos of the Blue Ridge Parkway in fall. Enjoy and make sure to add this spectacular road to your travel wish list!

Roanoke Mountain
Roanoke Mountain
Puckett Cabin, Blue Ridge Parkway
Puckett Cabin
James River Bridge, Blue Ridge Parkway
James River Bridge
Fallingwater Cascades Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway
Fallingwater Cascades Trail
Sharp Top Mountain seen from Peaks of Otter Lodge
Sharp Top Mountain seen from Peaks of Otter Lodge
Blue Ridge Parkway in fall
Blue Ridge Parkway in fall
Waterfall at Otter Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia
Waterfall at Otter Lake
Virginia North Carolina border, Blue Ridge Parkway
Virginia/North Carolina border, Blue Ridge Parkway
View from a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook
View from a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook
Fall foliage at Peaks of Otter
Fall foliage at Peaks of Otter
Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway
Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway
Smart View Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway
Smart View Overlook
Sunset at Raven's Roost Overlook
Sunset at Raven’s Roost Overlook
Fallingwater Cascades, Blue Ridge Parkway
Fallingwater Cascades
Groundhog Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway
Groundhog Overlook
Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway
Abbott Lake, Peaks of Otter
Abbott Lake, Peaks of Otter
James River
James River
View Mill Mountain Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway
View Mill Mountain Overlook
Fall landscape on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Fall landscape on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Have you ever driven the Blue Ridge Parkway in fall? We’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!

About Bram

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Bram is a Belgian guy who's currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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