19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Blue Ridge Overlook

There are certain overlooks found along the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway that beg for an unplanned stop. If you hit the Bear Den Overlook at milepost 323 at sunset, the view will cause you to slow down quickly and pull in or turn around up ahead and come back. Add love and exploration to the scenario and memories are made for a lifetime.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Linville Falls, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX740 HS
Copyright: © Derek Halsey