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35 Pictures of the View and Nature of the Blue Ridge Range

 If you’re planning a trip any time soon, the ideal destination may be right around the corner for you. This vast mountainous province is part of the larger Appalachian valley and mountain range. This particular range runs from Pennsylvania through 7 other eastern states, in the north and south, including Maryland, Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee. Located within its borders are 2 major national parks and 8 smaller national forests that are home to a unique variety of flora and fauna.

To add to the fun of this destination, the Blue Ridge Mountains are surrounded on all sides by numerous other mountain ranges, like the Black Mountains, the Smokey Mountains, and the Great Balsams. Whether your preference is fun family activities, beautiful views, basking in nature, or hiking down the good ol’ ‘Country Roads’, the Blue Ridge Mountain range is among the most beautiful and popular destinations for a visit. You can see so for yourself in these wondrous picturesque photographs that only the Blue Ridge range can offer.

 

1. The Blue Ridge Mountains as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mount Mitchell in North Carolina

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, The Blue Ridge Mountains as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mount Mitchell in North Carolina

(By Ken Thomas, Wikimedia Commons

 

2. Mount Mitchell, the Highest Peak of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, as viewed from Mount Craig of the Black Mountain Range

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Mount Mitchell, the Highest Peak of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, as viewed from Mount Craig of the Black Mountain Range

(By Brian Stansberry, Wikimedia Commons

 

3. A view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Sassafras Mountain, Pickens County, South Carolina 

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, A view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Sassafras Mountain, Pickens County, South Carolina

(By DXR, Wikimedia Commons

 

4. Blue Ridge Mountain Waterfalls in Virginia

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Blue Ridge Mountain Waterfalls in Virginia

(By ForestWander, Wikimedia Commons)

 

5. Moving uphill along the mountainous skyline of the Rocky Mountain National Park, while thunderclouds collect in the ranges beyond. 

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, mountainous skyline of the Rocky Mountain National Park, while thunderclouds collect in the ranges beyond

(By MichaelKirsh, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

6. The Grandfather Mountains, standing at an elevation of nearly 6000 feet

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, The Grandfather Mountains, standing at an elevation of nearly 6000 feet

(By Ken Thomas, Wikimedia Commons

 

7. Mile High Swinging Bridge, part of the main attraction side of the mountain, accessed via Grandfather mountain

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Mile High Swinging Bridge, part of the main attraction side of the mountain, accessed via Grandfather mountain

(By Ken Thomas, Wikimedia Commons

 

8. Straight view of Mile High Swinging Bridge

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Straight view of Mile High Swinging Bridge

(By Bill, Wikimedia Commons

 

9. The Blue Ridge Parkway that connects the major visiting spots of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, The Blue Ridge parkway that connects the major visiting spots of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range\

(By Ken Thomas, Wikimedia Commons

 

10. View from Grandfather Golf & Country Club entrance

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, View from Grandfather Golf & Country Club entrance

(By KyleAndMelissa22, Wikimedia Commons

 

11. View of Linville Peak from the visitors center 

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, View of Linville Peak from visitors center

(By Cowboy wilhelm, Wikimedia Commons

 

12. View south at the north end of the parkway at Rockfish Gap, Virginia 

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, View south at the north end of the parkway at Rockfish Gap, Virginia

(By Famartin, Wikimedia Commons

 

13. A Farm at Humpback Rock

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, A Farm at Humpback Rock

(By National parks, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

14. Atop the precipice of the Humpback Rocks

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Atop the precipice of the Humpback Rocks

(Wikimedia Commons

 

15. Mabry Mill, in the Blue Ridge Mountain Valley, in South of Floyd, VA

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Mabry Mill, in the Blue Ridge Mountain Valley, in South of Floyd, VA

(By Lyricmac, Wikimedia Commons

 

16. The view from Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, The view from Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway

(By Ken Thomas, Wikimedia Commons)

 

17. East Fork Overlook from Blue Ridge Parkway 

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, East Fork Overlook from Blue Ridge Parkway

(By Tsimmons, Wikimedia Commons

 

18. Green Knob Overlook 

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Green Knob Overlook

(By Ron Cogswell, Wikimedia Commons

 

19. Black Balsam Knob, Graveyard Fields and Yellowstone Falls as seen at sunrise from Blueridge Parkway Milepost 419

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Black Balsam Knob, Graveyard Fields and Yellowstone Falls as seen at sunrise from Blueridge Parkway Milepost 419

(By Badgettrg, Wikimedia Commons

 

20. View from Beacon Heights, along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, View from Beacon Heights, along the Blue Ridge Parkway

(By Thomson200, Wikimedia Commons)

 

21. View of the Grandfather peaks from Half Moon Overlook

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, View of the Grandfather peaks from Half Moon Overlook

(By Thomson200, Wikimedia Commons

 

22. Watch out for Hairpin turns on the Grandfather mountain

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Watch out for Hairpin turns on the Grandfather mountain

(By Thomson200, Wikimedia Commons

 

23. View of the S-Curve of the Linn Cove Viaduct

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, View of the S-Curve of the Linn Cove Viaduct

(By Goins, Wikimedia Commons)

 

24. Setting of the Linn Cove Viaduct 

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Setting of the Linn Cove Viaduct

(By Phatmax95, Wikimedia Commons)

 

25. Two river otters seen swimming underwater in the wildlife exhibit at Grandfather Mountain State Park, North Carolina 

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Two river otters seen swimming underwater in the wildlife exhibit at Grandfather Mountain State Park, North Carolina

(By Killerlimpet, Wikimedia Commons

 

26. You can also find beautiful red maple (Acer rubrum)

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, red maple (Acer rubrum)

(By Willow, Wikimedia Commons)

 

27. White Pine (Pinus Strobus)

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, White Pine (Pinus Strobus)

(By Superior National Forest, Wikimedia Commons

 

28. And Scarlet Oak (Quercus alba) among many other types of stunningly fascinating flora

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Scarlet Oak (Quercus alba) among many other types of stunningly fascinating flora

(By Msact, Wikimedia Commons

 

29. You may also be able to find the rare American Black Bear

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, American Black Bear

(By Greg Hume, Wikimedia Commons

 

30. Bobcats (Lynx Rufus)

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, Bobcats (Lynx Rufus)
(Wikimedia Commons

 

31. The grey fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), a commonly seen creature in California

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, The grey fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), a commonly seen creature in California

(By California Department of Water Resources, Wikimedia Commons

 

32. It's even more common brother, the red fox

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, It's even more common brother, the red fox

(By Airwolfhound, Wikimedia Commons)

 

33. The Elusive Elk from the mountains

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, The Elusive Elk from the mountains

(By MONGO, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

34. The average songbird (which comes in a number of varieties) 

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, The average songbird (which comes in a number of varieties)

(By JJ Harrison, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

35. And finally the lesser known Grouse (also known as the Greater Sage Grouse) 

Beautiful sights and views of various mountains, peaks and wildlife in the blue ridge mountain range, And finally the lesser known Grouse (also known as the Greater Sage Grouse)

(By Pacific Southwest Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from Sacramento, US, Wikimedia Commons)

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