I am planning a road trip (my first!) for late August with my boyfriend, and we would LOVE for any help/suggestions anyone might have! Specifically, we are driving from New Haven, and want to spend our time in the Blue Ridge/Smoky Mountains. We are thinking of stopping quickly in Baltimore or DC on the way down or back. I’ve gotten some books about the area, but am a bit overwhelmed by all of the suggestions. We have 8 days to do this.
Does anyone have any suggestions about routes used to get there or things to do in the Blue Ridge? We are in our 20’s and are pretty active. Looking to hike/bike/raft, etc. Also looking to camp for a few nights (though not the whole time). We’d prefer to not be in areas with lots of kids or RVs. Looking for a really beautiful, active, and authentic experience.
Is it a good idea to do the whole Blue Ridge? Are there certain routes we should see or avoid? Any recommendations on campsites or inns/hotels?
Thanks so much!