Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway (Best Easy Day Hikes by Randy Johnson

By Randy Johnson

Spanning the border among Virginia and North Carolina, the Blue Ridge limited-access highway is the main seriously visited unit of the nationwide Park procedure. those brief, effortless hikes will attract the greater than twenty million annual viewers to stretch their legs and hit the path. At-a-glance details and maps may help readers be certain which hikes are the easiest for them.

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Grant Park garage and the park above it. Originally intended to be completed in time for the new millennium, this complex undertaking, requiring construction over active commuter rail lines and a new parking garage, was pushed a few years into the new century. The park’s design also attempts to straddle the centuries. , architectural elements are consistent with the nineteenth-century Beaux-Arts vision of Grant Park. The Peristyle, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink (2001, owp&p), railings, balustrades, and plantings are all a continuation—and in some cases a replication—of existing park features.

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