If  you are looking for a spot to take an easy breezy hike or a more difficult heart pounding hike you have come to the right area. The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most beautiful areas in the US. stretching 469 miles. I have lived by the ocean during different times in my life and the way the mountains seem to stretch on forever reminds me of being by the ocean where you can not see the end of it. Depending on which side of the mountain you are on you can catch a glorious sunrise or a gracious sunset, whichever you prefer.  Pull up to one of the overlooks for a picnic or check out the different places to camp. Keep in mind you can only camp in areas that are designated. Below are 2 websites. One is interactive and the other will give you levels of intensity and how far each hike actually is. Enjoy and have a great weekend.