Blue Ridge Parkway | NORTH COVE VIEW (MP 327.3)

View of North Cove

View of North Cove

View: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ / 5
Trails: None
Picnic Tables: 2

The North Cove View is an excellent overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway because of the sense of depth that the scene conveys. Here you are looking right down the middle of a valley created by the Honeycutt Ridge. Its only drawback is the lack of farms and pastoral scenery.

Panoramic view of North Cove (click to enlarge)

Panoramic view of North Cove (click to enlarge)

This portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway follows a route planned in 1906. Long before the idea of a parkway was conceived, North Carolina state geologist Joseph Pratt drew up plans for a toll road from Marion, Virginia, to Tallulah, Georgia, home of the famed Tallulah Gorge. Eight miles of unpaved road were cut before World War I started and put a stop to construction.

There are two picnic tables in an open field next to the Parkway, but no hiking trails.

Picnic tables along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Picnic tables along the Blue Ridge Parkway


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Last updated on November 10, 2020
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