Originally Posted by lovesMountains
Anybody else heading out to see the leaves tomorrow???
We spent several days touring NW North Carolina, SW Virginia, NE Tennessee. NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway are wonderful, but we've been here long enough to have done most of those areas. Besides, the BRP isn't just a fall destination. We do it quite a bit the whole year long.
We stay away from the BRP in the fall, preferring to explore the other scenic backroads. We passed the entrace on 421 at Boone and saw a whole line of cars waiting to get on. Talk about ridiculous. We prefer quieter excursions. Tourist brochures tout the BRP, but there are a lot of other nice roads, you just have to be willing to take a day or three and explore. This is what we found in SW Virginia