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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Puppies found on Blue Ridge Parkway, tied in pillowcase - Asheville Citizen-T...
11 Sep 2014 at 11:16pm
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Puppies found on Blue Ridge Parkway, tied in pillowcase
5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Haywood County, tied up in a pillowcase. A call was placed to Haywood County Animal Control and officer Frank Goodson responded, taking the puppies to the Haywood County Animal Shelter. ?The puppies looked to be only ...
Free guided hikes on the Blue Ridge ParkwayGreenville News
Puppies found in pillowcase on Blue Ridge ParkwayWNCN
In Motion: Erickson will complete Blue Ridge P...
What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway - MiamiHerald.com
15 Sep 2014 at 7:22am
What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Ride a train: The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad boards passengers in Bryson City, North Carolina, 13 miles from the southern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Excursions, usually three to four hours, run along the Tennessee and Nantahala rivers and ...
Exploring the entire Blue Ridge Parkway on two wheels - Spartanburg Herald Jo...
15 Sep 2014 at 11:31am
Exploring the entire Blue Ridge Parkway on two wheels
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Two wheels move the soul,? reads the poster, which features a motorcycle leaning into a mountain curve. And there is no place where that rings more true than the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile ribbon of twists and turns carved into the majestic mountains.
Take a virtual tour of autumn's most spectacular avenue, the Blue Ridge Parkw...
16 Sep 2014 at 8:06am
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Take a virtual tour of autumn's most spectacular avenue, the Blue Ridge Parkway
Mother Nature Network (blog)
If ever you've needed motivation to go see something for yourself, consider America's most popular national park attraction, the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stretching 469 miles through the Appalachian Mountains, there is no shortage of breathtaking views.
Blue Ridge Parkway's free guided hikes near Asheville - Asheville Citizen-Times
10 Sep 2014 at 11:41am
Blue Ridge Parkway's free guided hikes near Asheville
Parkway rangers, truly our ambassadors to the wilderness, are offering guided hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway every Friday at 10 a.m. through October. Each hike of the week, as they are called, provides "an up close and personal experience with the ...
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Blue Ridge Parkway prepares for fall travel season - Jefferson Post
12 Sep 2014 at 12:05am
Blue Ridge Parkway prepares for fall travel season
The month of October is historically one of the Parkway's highest visitation months and park managers anticipate that tradition to continue. Leaves have already begun to visibly start changing color in Ashe County and across the High Country area.
Parkway Inn, Inc. Retains Contract To Run Pisgah Inn Along Blue Ridge Parkway...
11 Sep 2014 at 2:27am
National Parks Traveler
Parkway Inn, Inc. Retains Contract To Run Pisgah Inn Along Blue Ridge Parkway
National Parks Traveler
The Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway will continue to be managed by Parkway Inn, Inc., under a 10-year contract awarded by the National Park Service. Parkway Inn, Inc. has operated the Pisgah Inn, located at Milepost 408.6, since 1978. The current ...
Pisgah Inn operator gets 10-year contractBlueRidgeNow.com
Pisgah Inn contract renewedWaynesville Smoky Mountain News
BRP announces contract award for Pisgah Inn - BlueRidgeNow.com
8 Sep 2014 at 1:55pm
BRP announces contract award for Pisgah Inn
Parkway Inn has operated the Pisgah Inn since 1978, Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Mark H. Woods said in a news release Monday. The current contract period expires at the end of 2014 and an open bid period was announced in the spring seeking ...
Pisgah Inn operator plans changes after contract renewedAsheville Citizen-Times
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Letter: Kennedy's legacy includes preservation of the Blue Ridge Parkway - Ro...
6 Sep 2014 at 11:22pm
Letter: Kennedy's legacy includes preservation of the Blue Ridge Parkway
In the 1990s, Joe was the first to bring public attention to the plight of the Blue Ridge Parkway losing its famous views to developers building right along its slim borders and in midview landscapes. All efforts to preserve the beauty of the parkway ...
Stars, skulls and salamanders: The nature of the Blue Ridge Parkway - GoDanRi...
21 Aug 2014 at 3:41pm
Stars, skulls and salamanders: The nature of the Blue Ridge Parkway
This Saturday, the Peaks of Otter Lodge's Flat Top Room will host Naturefest, a day-long, family friendly event that will offer visitors the opportunity to learn about the Blue Ridge Parkway's diverse plant and animal life. The free event will feature ...
New trail and fishing pier opens on the Blue Ridge ParkwayTriCities.com
Asheville outdoors fun: Free parkway hikes, races, moreAsheville Citizen-Times
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