This is such a pretty parkway! I have shown you only a few of the photos I took and just a sample of the scenery. There are many sites with historic markers along the way, and many places just to picnic. Overall, I think it is at least as pretty as the Blue Ridge Parkway, so I wholeheartedly recommend it. The nice part for me was seeing Fall advance as I went north, and the fact that there was so little traffic along the way. That made driving very pleasant! Here are a few more photos, including one of a spectacular bridge and an overlook off that bridge.
Here is a photo of Meriwether Lewis's burial site and monument. He died a suspicious death from a gunshot wound, but no one was ever prosecuted.
And finally, the END of the parkway!