The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the premier rides in the eastern US, stretching nearly 500 miles thru Virginia and North Carolina. The Linn Cove Viaduct (below) was the last piece of the Parkway to be completed.
"Blue Ridge Parkway Daily’s “Fall Colors Tracker” is a great way to keep up with Autumn leaf changes. The Parkway stretches almost
500 miles north to south, meanders from the east- to west-facing slopes, and most importantly, varies in elevation from just under 650 feet at James River in Virginia to over 6,000 feet south of
Mt. Pisgah in North Carolina." See more at http://www.blueridgeparkwaydaily.com/blue-ridge-parkway-fall-colors-tracker/
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherohala Skyway, Moonshiner 28 and other rides throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains offer great scenery and roads to ride. There's plenty more photos and area info at www.ridingtheblueridge.com.
Meigs Falls (see video below) is 15 miles west of Gatlinburg, TN on the way to nearby Cades Cove. See larger map.
For a FREE driving tour app, search the Apple or Google app store for "Cades Cove".
"If you looking for a time or reason to come to Townsend, TN, every spring the town holds its annual Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timer’s Day. And if you’re looking for a literal melting pot of bluegrass, clogging, arts, crafts, BBQ, storytelling, and woodcarving, then you’ve come to the right place. All come together in a cornucopia of events and festivities at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains."
The Blue Ridge Mountains have many other great roads, and we've gathered lots more ride info for you at www.ridingtheblueridge.com.