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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Multi-motorcycle wreck on Blue Ridge Parkway remains under investigation - Ri...
8 Jul 2014 at 8:19am
Multi-motorcycle wreck on Blue Ridge Parkway remains under investigation
BEDFORD -- Authorities are continuing to investigate the wreck of four motorcycles on the Blue Ridge Parkway that resulted in several serious injuries. A group of 24 motorcyclists from Florida were making their way to a rally in Pennsylvania, said Park ...
Four motorcycles involved in Parkway wreckRoanoke Times
Three in Hospital After Parkway Motorcycle CrashWSET
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Four motorcycles involved in Blue Ridge Parkway wreck - Lynchburg News and Ad...
7 Jul 2014 at 10:11am
Four motorcycles involved in Blue Ridge Parkway wreck
Lynchburg News and Advance
This image is a screenshot of a National Parks Service map modified to show the approximate location of the Thunder Ridge Overlook. Four motorcycles were involved in a wreck in that area on Sunday. Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014 10:32 am.
Prescribed burn to be visible from Blue Ridge Parkway - Asheville Citizen-Times
7 Jul 2014 at 1:15pm
Burlington Times News
Prescribed burn to be visible from Blue Ridge Parkway
The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn tomorrow, that's Tuesday, July 8, on about 550 acres in Avery County, located on the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest. No roads or trails will be closed, but the Forest ...
US Forest Service announces prescribed burn in NCBurlington Times News
Forest service to conduct prescribed burn TuesdayWatauga Democrat
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Jackson Knob land protected along Blue Ridge Parkway - Asheville Citizen-Times
10 Jun 2014 at 12:40pm
Camel City Dispatch
Jackson Knob land protected along Blue Ridge Parkway
?Conservation of the Jackson Knob tract protects scenic views from several overlooks in a popular stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway,? said Mark Woods, Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent. ?Preserving such high quality properties is essential to the ...
Steep Canyon Rangers' music benefits Blue Ridge ParkwayGreensboro News & Record (blog)
Dine Out to Support the Blue Ridge Parkway June 16-19 With the Thir...
Blue Ridge Parkway takes path to reclaim top spot - The Tennessean
26 Jun 2014 at 9:20pm
Blue Ridge Parkway takes path to reclaim top spot
If you've ever wanted to see the Blue Ridge Parkway end to end, this is the summer to go. All 469 miles of the parkway across North Carolina and Virginia are open, although the road is down to two lanes in some places. That's a welcome change from last ...
Goodlatte contributes $1000 to Blue Ridge Parkway - The Daily Progress
25 Jun 2014 at 5:56am
Goodlatte contributes $1000 to Blue Ridge Parkway
The Daily Progress
The project is to provide a handicap accessible trail of about a mile around Abbott Lake, and to construct a fishing pier, said Broaddus Fitzpatrick, chairman of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation board. Foundation CEO Carolyn Ward said the project ...
Goodlatte gives donation to Blue Ridge Parkway FoundationRoanoke Times
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Blue Ridge Parkway offers 4 free hikes through July 4 - Asheville Citizen-Times
25 Jun 2014 at 8:09pm
Blue Ridge Parkway offers 4 free hikes through July 4
ASHEVILLE ? Meet Blue Ridge Parkway rangers for the following free programs. For each event, bring water, wear good hiking shoes and plan for changeable weather. To learn more, call the Parkway Visitor Center at 298-5330, ext. 304. ? After hours hike: ...
Blue Ridge Parkway inn operator must win new contract to continue operations ...
12 Jun 2014 at 8:05am
Blue Ridge Parkway inn operator must win new contract to continue operations
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts last year won a 10-year contract for management of Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Bedford, Virginia, as well as its retail stores and shuttle service. The company is a leader in ...
Blue Ridge Parkway inn operator faces biddingWLOS
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Dine out to benefit Blue Ridge Parkway - Greensboro News & Record (blog)
13 Jun 2014 at 4:03am
Dine out to benefit Blue Ridge Parkway
Greensboro News & Record (blog)
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation will hold its third annual Plates for the Parkway June 16-19. During that week, people in communities along the Parkway and beyond can dine out at one of nearly 80 participating restaurants, breweries, coffeehouses and ...
CornerShot: Help support Blue Ridge Parkway by eating at these restaurants - ...
13 Jun 2014 at 11:05pm
Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News
CornerShot: Help support Blue Ridge Parkway by eating at these restaurants
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's third annual Plates for the Parkway fundraiser is Monday through Thursday next week. Several local and regional restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to the foundation, which supports parkway projects.
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