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 foundation opposes pipelines - Richmond.com
30 Apr 2016 at 9:22am
Blue Ridge Parkway foundation opposes pipelines
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's board of trustees announced that it opposes the construction of two proposed natural gas transmission pipelines that would cross the parkway in Virginia. The foundation, a North Carolina-based nonprofit that is the ...
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Tourism to Blue Ridge Parkway creates $952 Million in Economic Benefits - Go ...
29 Apr 2016 at 8:17am
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Tourism to Blue Ridge Parkway creates $952 Million in Economic Benefits
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Last week's announcement by the National Park Service regarding 2015 economic benefit and impacts of NPS sites across the country underscores the vibrant relationship between the Blue Ridge Parkway and its neighboring communities. The report ...
Blue Ridge Parkway - National Parks Traveler (registration)
28 Apr 2016 at 4:48am
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All those who love the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, should stay in touch with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. This dynamic nonprofit ...
Tourism to Blue Ridge Parkway generates $952 million, 15337 jobs for local economiesMountain Xpress (blog)
Parkway, Smokies add $1.8B to local economyAsheville Citizen-...
Blue Ridge Parkway closures start Monday - WSLS
25 Apr 2016 at 3:08am
Blue Ridge Parkway closures start Monday
(Bedford, VA) ? A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 90.0 to Milepost 105.8 will close Monday, April 25, 2016, for approximately five weeks in order to make necessary paving repairs to the road and overlooks in the area. Access to Peaks of ...
National Park Rx Day April 24 on ParkwayAsheville Citizen-Times
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Missing student loves hiking, solitude of Blue Ridge Parkway - Winston-Salem ...
26 Apr 2016 at 6:36pm
Missing student loves hiking, solitude of Blue Ridge Parkway
The messages have come from across the world, from friends back in Kernersville praying for a safe return of his son, James Martin Roberts, to business partners in Germany letting him know they're thinking of the family.
Blue Ridge Parkway construction about to begin - WDBJ7
22 Apr 2016 at 8:51pm
Blue Ridge Parkway construction about to begin
It's going to affect our traffic - particularly from Roanoke.? Beginning Monday, the parkway will be shut down from mile marker 90 to 106. Folks will have to detour using Route 460 or Route 43. ?They're now going to have to go off the parkway and we'll ...
15 miles of Blue Ridge Parkway closed - WSET
25 Apr 2016 at 4:40pm
15 miles of Blue Ridge Parkway closed
Gregory Schuster says he drives the parkway on his motorcycle as often as he can, he was planning to head to Roanoke, but with the closure, he's considering another destination. He said they may head out to National Bridge instead of heading out to ...
Part of Blue Ridge Parkway to be closed for about five weeks - WDBJ7
22 Apr 2016 at 10:36am
Part of Blue Ridge Parkway to be closed for about five weeks
A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 90.0 to Milepost 105.8 will close Monday, April 25, 2016, for approximately five weeks in order to make necessary paving repairs to the road and overlooks in the area. Access to Peaks of Otter from the ...
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NPS: Blue Ridge Parkway brought $952M to the area in 2015 - WSET
27 Apr 2016 at 10:27am
NPS: Blue Ridge Parkway brought $952M to the area in 2015
The Blue Ridge Parkway attracted a large number of tourists pumping money into the economy. The National Park Service made an announcement about the 2015 economic benefits of parks across the country. According to the report, there were nearly 15 ...
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY GIVES A $1.3 BILLION BOOST TO THE REGION'S ECONOMYWHKP
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Three hurt in Blue Ridge Parkway motorcycle accident - WDBJ7
18 Apr 2016 at 10:58am
Three hurt in Blue Ridge Parkway motorcycle accident
BEDFORD CO., Va. Blue Ridge Parkway police have confirmed a three-motorcycle accident happened at milepost 68. A park ranger at the scene told WDBJ7 that two motorcycles hit head-on. A third motorcycle crashed after swerving to avoid the initial ...
UPDATE:Three hospitalized after motorcycle crash on Blue Ridge ParkwayWSLS
Blue Ridge Parkway crash sends 3 to hospitalLynchburg News and Advance
3 motorcyclists in hospital after crash on...