OF THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
The Great Smoky
Mountain National Park and the Shenandoah National Park are joined
by the 469 mile Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway stretches along
the tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is easily accessible to
the multitude of towns and communities along its path. There are
countless attractions along the way, from hiking trails, scenic
overlooks, underground caverns, rivers, and numerous battlegrounds
and historical buildings from both the Revolutionary War and the
Civil War. Thousands of people have traveled these paths, and many
visitors return year after year to enjoy the spectacular beauty
and outdoor activities offered year around by this mountainous haven.
Many have died in the area, and apparently some are hesitant to
leave this magnificent region. Scores of stories continue to be
related concerning the ghostly spirits who continue to wander through
the mountains and valleys along the Blue Ridge Parkway.