Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway Turns 75
By Vicki Millehan, Vickinulls Lake Homes - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
(Prudential Waterfront Properties)
Seventy five years ago, as part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal efforts to create jobs, construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway began. Completed in 1983, this has become one of "America's Favorite Drives." Connecting the Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, driving here is a real pleasure with views unmatched anywhere else. In the Smith Mountain Lake area, you can hop onto the Parkway at Roanoke, via the Visitor's Center, or even at the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center. This September, come and celebrate as Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway turns 75!Designed as a recreational road, the Parkway is something people often drive just for the fun of it. Some of the most spectacular views of Virginia can be seen from the road. Just past the Peaks of Otter Visitor Cent...