Drive Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway: “America’s Favorite Scenic Drive”. The Parkway runs 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in western North Carolina and features spectacular natural beauty. Wildlife and foliage are highlighted by picnic facilities, camping, hiking trails, waterfalls and sweeping overlooks.
It meanders in and out of Patrick County for a 30 mile stretch in Meadows of Dan and is one of very few towns you can see from the Parkway. The Meadows of Dan village is a great place to stop along your drive for unique shopping and delicious food!
The Parkway has been designated an All-American Road, the highest honor bestowed by the Federal Highway Administration to recognize roadways that possess surpassing scenic, historic, recreational and other intrinsic qualities that make them one of a kind.