The Blue Ridge Parkway
is a scenic drive like no other. The Blue Ridge Parkway wanders 469 miles through the spectacular mountains of Virginia and North Carolina from Shenandoah National Park at the North end to the Great Smokey Mountains at the southern end.
The Blue Ridge Parkway gets around 17 million visitors a year making it one of the most visited parks in the United States. The Parkway is marked with concrete mileposts beginning at 0 at Shenandoah National Park and ending at 469 at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Four lodges and six restaurants are scattered along the Blue Ridge Parkway and most are open from late April through the fall color season. The Peaks of Otter lodge and restaurant north of Roanoke, VA is open year round.
A drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway is meant to be slow paced and relaxing. A stop at almost any overlook or trail will reveal much of the natural and cultural history here. Explore the many communities along the way that make this region so special and enjoy the view.
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Blue Ridge Parkway to close at Devil's Courthouse - Asheville Citizen-Times
29 Oct 2014 at 12:29am
Blue Ridge Parkway to close at Devil's Courthouse
The fall color should have just passed peak at Devil's Courthouse by Monday, when the Blue Ridge Parkway will close a 3-mile section of the motor road between existing gates at Milepost 420.3 near U.S. Forest Service Road 816 (Black Balsam Road) and ...
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Parts of Blue Ridge Parkway closed because of weather - WYFF Greenville
1 Nov 2014 at 4:20am
Parts of Blue Ridge Parkway closed because of weather
This is normally a very busy time for the parkway. The fall-like colors bring tourists to the area. News 4 asked businesses near the parkway if this early snow would impact them. The manager of East Village Grill on Tunnel Road said sometimes winter ...
Blue Ridge Parkway announces full road closure at milepost 422Mountain Xpress (blog)
Blue Ridge Snow Threat Prompting Weekend Parkway ClosuresWSPA.com
Crews help restore views along Blue Ridge Parkway - WDBJ7
5 Nov 2014 at 4:54pm
Lynchburg News and Advance
Crews help restore views along Blue Ridge Parkway
Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway teamed up with the National Park Service to find a way to generate revenue for the work that needed to be done. At just $15 a piece, a piece of metal is helping to save what Virginia prides itself on and restores the ...
Chainsaw crew cuts clear views for Blue Ridge ParkwayLynchburg News and Advance
Specialty Blue Ridge Parkway license plates fund cleanup effortsRichmond Times-Dispa...
Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway see big month - WCNC
13 Nov 2014 at 1:35pm
Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway see big month
The Blue Ridge Parkway was also busy in October, seeing the most visitors for any month in three years. October is typically one of the busiest months at both parks as people come to the mountains to see fall leaves. Smokies spokesman Brent Everitt ...
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More Than 1200 Trees Planted Along Blue Ridge Parkway at Bamboo Gap on ... - ...
17 Nov 2014 at 11:53am
High Country Press
More Than 1200 Trees Planted Along Blue Ridge Parkway at Bamboo Gap on ...
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The event at Milepost 285 was held in conjunction with the National Park Service ? Blue Ridge Parkway and Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sponsors of the viewshed planting included BRPWeather.com, RaysWeather.com, Mountain Alliance, Harris ...
Blue Ridge Parkway sees increase in visitors - Washington Post
8 Nov 2014 at 9:00am
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Blue Ridge Parkway sees increase in visitors
ROANOKE, Va. ? The Blue Ridge Parkway is seeing an increase in visitors. More than 1.9 million people visited the Blue Ridge Parkway in October. That's the highest number for a single month in three years. The Roanoke Times reports ...
The Blue Ridge Parkway Sees Increase in VisitorsWHSV
Visitor numbers are up for the Blue Ridge ParkwayWDBJ7
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Bicycling Blue Ridge Parkway offers unique views - TriCities.com
13 Nov 2014 at 2:49pm
Bicycling Blue Ridge Parkway offers unique views
Just one county away from Bristol and Washington County, Virginia, the Blue Ridge Parkway slips beneath a stone arch south of Galax, Virginia, in Grayson County, Virginia. Buy this photo · New Edition. Contributed ...
Blue Ridge Parkway - WDBJ7
8 Nov 2014 at 7:32pm
Blue Ridge Parkway
News. New tonight. The Blue Ridge Parkway is seeing an increase in visitors. Over 1-point-9 million people visited the parkway last month. That's the highest number for a single month in three years. The parkway could approach 14 million visitors for ...
Blue Ridge Parkway closing sections for repairs, roadwork - Carolina Public P...
30 Oct 2014 at 7:02am
Carolina Public Press
Blue Ridge Parkway closing sections for repairs, roadwork
Carolina Public Press
Blue Ridge Parkway officials announce the closure of a small section of motor road between existing gates at Milepost 420.3 near U.S. Forest Service Road 816 (Black Balsam Road) and Milepost 423.3 at N.C. Highway 215. Both lanes of the motor road in ...
Blue Ridge Parkway closes section for Devil's Courthouse Tunnel repairsSmoky Mountain News
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Views are getting clearer on the Blue Ridge Parkway - WDBJ7
5 Nov 2014 at 9:38pm
Views are getting clearer on the Blue Ridge Parkway
you've cruised the Blue Ridge Parkway recently, you might have noticed something is missing. The view. Some of the overlooks are full of overgrown trees and plants and people are not happy about it. wdbj 7's Nadine Maeser live tonight with details on ...