Blue Ridge Parkway
Virginia and North Carolina
One of the key features that distinguishes the Blue Ridge Parkway from ordinary state and federal highways is its integral chain of recreational areas or parks, each with unique features making them destinations in themselves. Facilities in the parks range from picnic areas and coffee shops in the smaller areas, to campgrounds, restaurants and lodges and extensive hiking trail systems in the larger recreational areas. In addition to providing for outdoor recreation, the parks function as service areas where motorists may obtain meals, purchase supplies for picnics, or refuel their automobiles.
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