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Three Points of Interest on the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful motor highway which traverses the backbone of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Cutting through dense forests, over majestic mountains and across beautiful rivers and streams, the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most pleasurable automobile drives one can make. When visiting the parkway, there are several beautiful places that can be seen. The following is a list of three of the most breathtaking spots.
1. The Peaks of Otter
The Peaks of Otter are a group of three Mountains near Roanoke Virginia. Rising thousands of feet above the surrounding Virginia hills, Sharp Top (one of the three summits) was once thought to be the highest peak in Virginia and now makes for a wonderful hike. For more pictures and an article describing a hike to the peak, read this.
2. Linn Cove Viaduct
The Linn Cove Viaduct is a beautiful span of bridge which incorporates the Blue Ridge Parkway directly into the forest which surrounds it. Engineered with the purpose of reducing the impact of a bridge on the environment, the Viaduct accomplishes this goal gracefully. For more information and some photographs of the viaduct read here.
3. Linville Falls
This beautiful waterfall nestled in a forested valley, is one of the most sublime places I have ever visited. You can hike to the top of the fall, or for a real treat, make the trek to the overlook, which sits high atop a stone perched high on one of the mountains which makes up the valley wall. For more info and pictures visit this article.