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Blue Ridge Parkway: James River Canal Locks, Yankee Horse Ridge
As you head north, the Blue Ridge Parkway quickly drops from its highest point in Virginia (at Apple Orchard Mountain, on the previous page), to its lowest overall point at James River. The James River Visitor Center is located on the north side of the river. If you’re following along with the same trip as me, the visitor center will be closed by the time you get here. But, you can follow a short trail that leaves the visitor center, then crosses back to the south side of the James River (notice the pedestrian walkway below the road deck). The …