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Scenic Drives

With miles of awe-inspiring beauty to behold, find yourself whisked away to breathtaking heights on one of Asheville’s many scenic drives. 

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Fall Scenic Drives: Early Color

by Asheville Insider
In the early fall, trees begin changing color at the highest…

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Explorers of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Discover unparalleled views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with our interactive trip planner. Winding through the highest elevations of the Southern Appalachians…

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6 Drive-By Waterfalls: A Windshield Tour for All to Enjoy

by Mark File
The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville are home to…

Scenic Drives for Any Season

by Asheville Insider

You don’t have to travel far from Asheville to become immersed in natural beauty. The topography of the Blue Ridge Mountains lends itself to some of the best scenic drives and awe-inspiring panoramic views you’ll find in the southeast. Within … read more

Leave the Car Behind: Scenic Fall Drives on Motorcycle

by Asheville Insider

Don’t own a bike? No worries. Gryphon Bikes in nearby Maggie Valley rents Harley-Davidson motorcycles by the day. Gryphon Bikes also offers group customized tours, so get your buddies together and take a ride. Our friends at Wheels Through Time … read more

Fall Scenic Drives: Mid Color

by Asheville Insider

By mid-October, the fall color is moving down to lower elevations and overall color is at its most brilliant. Since peak color changes often, visit our weekly leaf reports to stay up-to-date on the most colorful foliage. Here are just a few splendid … read more

6 Drive-By Waterfalls: A Windshield Tour for All to Enjoy

by Mark File

The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville are home to thousands of beautiful cascades . While most are in remote areas or require a hike to see, here are half a dozen waterfalls that you can easily enjoy from the road. And they are all free to … read more

Fall Scenic Drives: Late Color

by Asheville Insider

From late October through early November, lower elevations around the Asheville area still feature stunning color, which you can enjoy on these late-season scenic drives. Since peak color changes often, visit our weekly leaf reports to stay … read more