This stretch of highway includes scenic overlook after scenic overlook of beautiful blue mountains, colored distinctively bluer as they fade into the distance.
A short walk down a path off the parkway will bring you to Linville Falls. The soothing sound of the water falling over the rocks is as peaceful as the quiet forest that encompasses them. The water has carved through these amazingly curved layers of rock. You can hike up another path to get a view of the falls from above.