Mapping Scenic Routes in Virginia

Old May 10th, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Mapping Scenic Routes in Virginia

We'll be driving around Virginia in July and as we're from the UK I've been using MapQuest to plot our route.
This is fine for when we want to get from A to B as quickly as possible but some-times I'd like to take a scenic route.
Does anyone know of any internet mapping sites that would provide me with a more relaxed,scenic driving route?
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Old May 10th, 2007, 03:49 PM
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May I suggest you get some good road maps of the state and plot your travels using that. Try to stay off the Interstate Highways as much as possible. Most online mapping services don't really take into consideration the slow but scenic drives between different points when plotting a journey..

http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/map1.htm

http://www.nps.gov/state/va/

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Old May 10th, 2007, 03:53 PM
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Most maps I use have a green dotted line alongside roadways that are deemed "scenic". So, I'd pull out my VA roadmap and look for those green dotted lines.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 04:30 PM
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Well, by golly, google and see what you can find!

http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/...ways-sites.asp

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Old May 10th, 2007, 05:24 PM
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Google the state tourist office in Richmond and request a state highway map, a civil war battlefield map and a Virginia by-way map. The byways are the rural and scenic roads. Many of them will be parallel to the interstates. Route 11 in the Shenandoah Valley for example is parallel to I-81.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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Old May 12th, 2007, 09:03 AM
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Any decent road atlas or state road map which can easily be bought, if necessary, in the US will also show routes considered to be "scenic" also.
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