The Blue Ridge Parkway
By Sebastian C.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a national parkway and All-American Road in the U.S.A, remembered for its beautiful sites and views. It stretches for 469.1 miles (that is 755 km) through the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, a big mountain chain that is a part of the Appalachian Mountains. Land on both sides of the road is maintained by the National Park Service and in a few stretches, by the United States Forest Service. The Parkway runs from the southern terminus of Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive in Virginia to U.S. 441 at Oconaluftee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cherokee, North Carolina. There are no fees that you have to pay to use the Blue Ridge Parkway, however commercial vehicles are prohibited, but tour buses are aloud. The roadway is not maintained during the winter because the weather is extremely variable in the mountains so conditions and closures often change rapidly.

Blue Ridge Parkway is 755 km. long. If you were to drive half of that distance in one day, how many km. would you have to drive?