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Joyride the Blue Ridge Parkway

Joyride the Blue Ridge Parkway in Your Slingshot


The Blue Ridge Parkway includes numerous pull-off points where you can soak in the spectacular scenery. Photo courtesy of Robin Goetz.


For a long, scenic, roller coaster of a Joyride, fuel up and head to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s actually a 469-mile-long national park that runs through parts of Virginia and North Carolina atop a ridge in the Appalachian Mountains. It’s a high-rising, twisty route that’s calling you and your Slingshot.


The parkway rolls up and down over hundreds of peaks, twists, and turns, through countless curves, and runs through 26 tunnels. There are spectacular scenic overlooks, lush forests, wildlife, and access to cities that offer lodging, dining, shopping, and services such as fuel.


Note that “America’s Favorite Drive” is a parkway, not a speedway, so the speed limit is usually 45 mph, but you and your Slingshot will carve every turn and create countless memories.


Access the parkway wherever it’s convenient and become entranced by this twisting, paved ribbon of a road. And remember to tag your photos with #SingshotLife.

Joyride the Blue Ridge Parkway

Virtually everyone who attended the 2019 Slingshots in the Smokies event spent some time on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo courtesy of Robin Goetz

Joyride Information Sources


Blue Ridge Parkway, National Park Service

History, travel alerts, and trip-planning info


Blue Ridge Parkway Assn.

Extensive travel info, maps, and a trip-planning app