The Blue Ridge Parkway is both a place to visit and to see, a place to explore and discover. Get this sticker today and remember your great experience while visitng the most beautiful parkway and some of the best National parks in the country. Let everyone else know of the spectacular journey that awaits them, tucked away in the splendid area of the Appalachian Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a gently winding, tree-lined road through scenic mountains, and much more. Created in the Depression days of the 1930's, the Blue Ridge Parkway was the nations's first rural parkway, and is still the longest, stretching 469 miles to connect the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Besides its many panoramic vistas, the Parkway preserves diverse natural and cultural resources of the Southern Appalachian Region. Not least of all, it provides abundant opportunites for hiking, camping, and other recreational activities. In short, the Parkway is both a place to visit and to see, a place to explore and discover. Share the journey.