From Peaks of Otter, VA to Blowing Rock, NC

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Sep 13th, 2007, 07:47 PM
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From Peaks of Otter, VA to Blowing Rock, NC

During peak fall season, how long will this drive usually take?
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Sep 14th, 2007, 07:16 AM
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Don't know the mileage but speed limit on the Blue Ridge Parkway is 45 mph.
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Sep 14th, 2007, 03:32 PM
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Are you planning on staying on the Pkway the whole time?
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Sep 14th, 2007, 06:25 PM
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It is approximately 210 miles, but i wasn't sure during peak season if we could plan it by speed limit. We were pretty much planning on staying on the Parkway since this seemed like a pretty good distance to be traveling in a day. Is there anything along this stretch of the Parkway that we might want to get off for?
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Sep 14th, 2007, 07:10 PM
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The "fresco churches" in West Jefferson and Glendale Springs, NC, are cool. They're pretty close to Blowing Rock near the Parkway.

Also, will you be driving on a weekday or weekend? Weekend traffic will be heavier of course.
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Sep 14th, 2007, 07:44 PM
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This portion of the drive will be on a Tuesday during the week of Oct. 21-28.
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Sep 15th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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Are you staying at Peaks of Otter? I stopped in the lodge last week and it seems so serene there. The restaurant had great views over the pond/lake with the (Sharp Top?) mountain looming behind.

Mabry Mill is along the Parkway between Peaks of Otter and Blowing Rock, that's a good (and popular) stopping point.
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Sep 15th, 2007, 04:16 PM
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Yes, we are staying at the Peaks of Otter Lodge on our first night down the BRP. Sounds like it was a good choice.
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Sep 16th, 2007, 04:32 AM
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It is very doable. I think the colors will be earlier this year with the drought. Pretty drive.
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Sep 16th, 2007, 06:05 AM
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Did you see the response I posted to your thread about restaurants on the way?
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