Posted by: Henry J | August 31, 2010

Blue Ridge Parkway

Saturday was a warm, sunny late August day – perfect for a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We began our Parkway journey in Fancy Gap, VA.

Map picture

 

Once we were on the Parkway, I unloaded my bicycle and headed south towards North Carolina. Here’s some of the scenery along the way.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Dirt Road

North Carolina sign 

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The Blue Ridge Parkway was started in 1935 as a public works project of the WPA (Works Progress Administration.) Although the Parkway was started during the Great Depression, the last section was not opened until 1987, 52 years later. The Parkway is 469 miles long and connects the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Shenandoah National Park. The Parkway is celebrating its 75th birthday this year.

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