By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: Can you please provide some driving routes throughout Virginia?

A: Approximately ten roadways comprised of more than 2,500 miles create the scenic byways throughout Virginia. Two popular routes include the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountain and the compact Colonial Parkway. For the Blue Ridge Mountain, road trippers will drive along pin-curl roads ascending high into the hollows and smoke (fog). The route curves for 469 miles along the crests of the Southern Appalachians of North Carolina and Virginia.

Sights include: split-rail fences, farmsteads, and loads of historic structures. Total drive time: Four days. Meanwhile the shorter but equally significant roadway, the Colonial Parkway stretches a mere 37km. This short route encompasses three major cities: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown that creates a historic triangle loaded with landmarks and interpretive centres showcasing Colonial America.

The Colonial Parkway total drive time: One hour. For maps and details, the Scenic Byways Program has a virtual resource you can download for free. Just visit the Print-n-Go page to view and print travel related facts about the byway. Information includes maps, directions and itinerary.

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