"Blue Ridge Parkway ? Mount Jefferson Overlook" Top 5 Page for this destination Boone Off The Beaten Path Tip by Faiza-Ifrah

Boone Off The Beaten Path: 18 reviews and 37 photos

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Mile Post 266.8

We took a 15 minute long break from driving at this overlook. The reason is that we had driven under this mountain on Highway 211 to reach Boone from Virginia. There is an exhibit here on Mount Jefferson (4,683 feet). A cave near top of the mountain is said to have provided hiding place to slaves fleeing to Ohio before the Civil War. The mountain is now part of the 474-acre Mount Jefferson State Park. The mountain was renamed for the town of Jefferson in Ashe County when the park was created.

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  • Written Sep 5, 2009
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