The Allegheny & Blue Ridge Trip
9 Days in the Appalachian Mountains
You don't have to drive far from Washington, D.C. to get away from it all. The mountains of Virginia and West Virginia offer some great byways and parkways, along with countless recreation opportunities. This trip travels south through West Virginia, then returns via the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park. It took me 9 days, but you could easily chop out a section and do the rest in a long weekend.
From DC into the WV Panhandle
This day begins with my arrival at Dulles Airport, and heads west into the mountains. I made a few stops at interesting places in the West Virginia panhandle and Maryland, before the end of the day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.