RV Road Trip: The Appalachians [GRAPHIC]

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Passing through 14 states from Maine all the way to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail’s 2190 miles offers its visitors an amazing cornucopia of hiking trails, state parks, scenic drives, and informative stops along the way.

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What: Blue Ridge Parkway
Drive the 469 miles of America's longest linear park and stop at points of interest, milepost-by-milepost, along the way.
Where: North Carolina
Camp In: Julian Price Memorial Park
Don’t Miss: Sliding Rock (Milepost 411.8), Craggy Gardens (Milepost 364), and Biltmore (Milepost 388.8)

What: Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park
Take a scenic 100-mile trip along the Skyline Drive and stop at any of 69 stunning overlooks.
Where: Virginia
Camp In: Shenandoah National Park
Don’t Miss: Calf Mountain, Rockytop, Pinnacles, and Hogback Overlooks, and Mt. Rogers

What: Gettysburg National Military Park
See the site of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle and the inspiration behind President Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address.
Where: Pennsylvania
Camp In: Artillery Ridge Campground
Don’t Miss: Caledonia, Codorus and Pine Grove State Parks, Michaux State Forest, and the Gettysburg battlefield

What: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Explore the diverse flora and fauna of America’s most visited national park in this Southern Appalachian region.
Where: Tennessee
Camp In: Cades Cove

Don’t Miss: Tuckaleechee Caverns, Elkmont’s Synchronized Fireflies, Clingmans Dome

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