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 ...
Portion of Parkway to close for tunnel rehabBlueRidgeNow.com
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Blue Ridge Parkway closing sections for repairs, roadwork - Carolina Public P...
30 Oct 2014 at 7:02am
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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 ...
Best Damn Beer Road Trip: Blue Ridge Parkway - Paste Magazine
15 Oct 2014 at 9:33am
Best Damn Beer Road Trip: Blue Ridge Parkway
Nobody drives the Blue Ridge Parkway just for the beer. Yet, that is. But I wouldn't be surprised if that changed. The 469-mile ribbon of scenic highway that threads its way through North Carolina and Virginia promises some of the most beautiful ...
Meet 'Blue RIdge Parkway Vistas' authorAsheville Citizen-Times
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Blue Ridge Parkway closes section for Devil's Courthouse Tunnel repairs - Smo...
30 Oct 2014 at 10:49am
Blue Ridge Parkway closes section for Devil's Courthouse Tunnel repairs
Smoky Mountain News
A small section of the Blue Ridge Parkway, between Milepost 420 (near Black Balsam Road) and Milepost 423 (at Hwy. 215), will be closed from Nov. 3 through May 2015. During the closure, Devil's Courthouse Overlook, located at Milepost 422, will be ...
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10 great stops along the Blue Ridge Parkway - Charlotte Observer
11 Oct 2014 at 2:14pm
10 great stops along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Listen to the music: The Blue Ridge Music Center at Milepost 213 near Galax, Va., has live traditional music every day in season from noon to 4 p.m., and concerts most Saturdays. The ?Roots of American Music? exhibit traces the region's musical ...
Asheville photog widens the Blue Ridge Parkway view - Asheville Citizen-Times
4 Oct 2014 at 12:35pm
Asheville photog widens the Blue Ridge Parkway view
The masterpiece, which took Barnwell five years, is his fourth book, "Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas." The 128-page, color driving guide to the parkway identifies mountains, rivers, lakes, roads and towns that can be seen from 40 of its most stunning ...
A last blast of color before winter white-outsLos Angeles Times
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Police looking for missing Roanoke man on Blue Ridge Parkway - Roanoke Times
7 Oct 2014 at 4:03pm
Police looking for missing Roanoke man on Blue Ridge Parkway
Mason said parkway rangers found an unoccupied truck near the bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway over the Roanoke River on Monday night. Tuesday morning, the man's family reported him missing to county police. He was last seen Sunday evening at his ...
Roanoke Co. police suspend search near Blue Ridge Parkway for missing manWDBJ7
Searchers comb parkway, river for missing manWFIR News Talk Radio
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'Parkway Puppies' need homes, ready for adoption - Asheville Citizen-Times
27 Oct 2014 at 2:06pm
'Parkway Puppies' need homes, ready for adoption
Meet Parker, one of six puppies rescued last month now available for adoption at the Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation. Dubbed the 'Parkway Puppies,' the animals made local news, after they were found abandoned near the Blue Ridge Parkway. (Photo: ...
Body recovered from Roanoke River off Blue Ridge Parkway - Roanoke Times
12 Oct 2014 at 9:46pm
Body recovered from Roanoke River off Blue Ridge Parkway
Roanoke County police were called to the Roanoke River Overlook off the Blue Ridge Parkway when a body was observed in the river. Police said the body has yet to be identified and that additional information is pending the medical examiner's ...
Man's body found in Roanoke River near Blue Ridge Parkway overlookThe Tribune
UPDATE: Authorities identify body found in Roanoke RiverWFIR News Talk Radio
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Fall Color Attracts Millions to the Blue Ridge Parkway Each Year - TWC News
11 Oct 2014 at 10:50am
Fall Color Attracts Millions to the Blue Ridge Parkway Each Year
An estimated 15 to 20 million people make the trek every year to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Most of them visit in the fall. ?You see tags from everywhere cruising the parkway,? said tourist Marc Kitts. ?It's gorgeous. There's plenty to do, that's for sure ...
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