Mile 355: Mount Mitchell State Park
5-mile spur road to highest point east of the Mississippi River at 6,684 feet; offers hot apple cider, ncparks.gov
Mile 451: Waterrock Knob
A 360-degree, four-state view; it’s the best view of the Smokies, the Nantahalas, the Pisgahs, and the Cowee Mountains and the best sunrise/sunset spot
Photo: Eseeola Lodge, five minutes off Milepost 308 in Linville, eseeola.com
For more information on the Blue Ridge Parkway, visit blueridgeparkway.org.