Rising To The Road | Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway

A Late Foliage Drive Along One of America's Most Iconic Parkways, the Blue Ridge

The thing about RV travel is that more often than not, timing — especially at it relates to the weather — is just luck of the draw. Such was the case when we hit the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was one of the few times we had a deadline, as we were attempting to visit friends before they left on a weekend excursion, and we had to hurry from Washington D.C. down to Asheville, North Carolina.

Keen to drive the famed Blue Ridge Parkway and take in some Virginia late season foliage, we pulled up on to the roadway in a white out. Not snow, but fog. We couldn't see anything. Luckily we hit it early in the afternoon, so we didn't drive far that day before pulling down and off the parkway into a campground in Montebello for the night. It was a small, but stunning spot tainted only by the amount of rain they had received. It was still gorgeous.

And so was the parkway the next morning when we re-embarked on day two. The foliage leaned more on the side of rusty browns than bright reds and oranges but the views off that drive are unbelievable. I'd repeat the drive (and complete it in its entirety) three times a year (once per season that it's open).