Crabtree Falls and Peaks of Otter are both nice. Winding road goes east to Crabtree falls or you can go west to Steels Tavern. Great ride in either direction. Ride the bus up Peaks of Otter and walk the 1200 or so remaining feet for a spectacular 360 degree view. Further south there is Grandfather Mountian. Went there 2 years ago but were advised at entrance no to go up as we wouldn't be able to see anything due to clouds but I hear it is worth the time to visit, weather permitting. I will be giving it another try this coming early September.road_king said:If you've never cruised on the Blue Ridge Parkway before, your in for a treat. Taken the bike on it many times. The BRP is over 460 miles long, so there are plenty of things to see along and close to the parkway. If you take your time, just to travel the complete length up and down the BRP can take you 4 days. There's plenty of hiking and some camp sites on the parkway if your into that sort of thing.
I recommend to not ride past dawn or before dusk because of deer. Check out the BRP http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/ web site for more info. Stations Inn is a biker friendly motel just off the parkway in Laurel Springs NC.
BTW, your name rocks..I have the same one as you!
I rode the BRP on my way to Biketober fest in 02. Rained all day, for three days solid. So my tip is "remember your raingear". :yes:Dan Smith said:I am planning our sring vaction trip. We are going to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway. Any tips or special sights to see??? Will be going the 3rd week of May.:chopper: