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 in Asheville is open Saturday - Asheville Citizen-Times
28 Feb 2015 at 12:11pm
Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville is open Saturday
The Blue Ridge Parkway so-called "commuter corridor," the section that passes through the heart of Asheville, is open to vehicular traffic today, Satuday, Feb. 28. THe parkway is open from Milepost 393 at the entrance to Brevard Road/NC 191/N.C ...
Blue Ridge Parkway cleanup finds fewer 'huffing' canisters this year - Roanok...
26 Feb 2015 at 7:56pm
Blue Ridge Parkway cleanup finds fewer 'huffing' canisters this year
Far fewer trashed whipped-cream canisters, commonly used to get high by a method called ?huffing,? were found during a recent cleanup near the Blue Ridge Parkway than were discovered a year ago. During a trash pickup day Feb. 14, a group of 11 ...
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120 Tires Dumped Near Blue Ridge Parkway - WSET
27 Feb 2015 at 3:09pm
120 Tires Dumped Near Blue Ridge Parkway
Roanoke Co., VA - Stretching about a half mile down Highland Road in Roanoke County - on each side of the Blue Ridge Parkway - someone, again, has illegally dumped at least 120 tires tires within the past two weeks. "In all likelihood it's probably a ...
Investigators ask for help after more than 100 tires are dumped in Roanoke CountyWDBJ7
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Blue Ridge Parkway closed in Asheville - Asheville Citizen-Times
16 Feb 2015 at 5:36pm
Blue Ridge Parkway closed in Asheville
The Blue Ridge Parkway is closed through the Asheville corridor today, Monday, Feb. 16, due to snow and ice on the roadway. The main entrances to the parkway in the Asheville area at Mileposts 393.3/N.C. 191/Brevard Road and 389/U.S. ...
Snow, ice close Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville to vehiclesWECT-TV6
Asheville photographer pens comprehensive guide to Blue Ridge Parkway ...Morganton News Herald
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Blue Ridge Parkway closed, some facilities open - Asheville Citizen-Times
19 Feb 2015 at 11:39am
Blue Ridge Parkway closed, some facilities open
While most of the motor road of the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed in North Carolina today, Feb. 19, due to snow and ice on the roadway, some facilities are now open. The main entrances to the parkway in the Asheville area at Mileposts 393.3/N.C. ...
Website tells motorists whether Blue Ridge Parkway is open - Hickory Daily Re...
7 Feb 2015 at 7:07am
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Website tells motorists whether Blue Ridge Parkway is open
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ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, FEB. 7 - This undated photo shows shows the Blue Ridge Parkway dusted with snow at Soco Gap west of Asheville, N.C. The next best thing to a crystal ball that Chief Ranger Neal Labrie has in his arsenal is the parkway's ...
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Cell tower proposal altered due to proximity to Blue Ridge Parkway - Roanoke ...
1 Feb 2015 at 10:47pm
Cell tower proposal altered due to proximity to Blue Ridge Parkway
The company proposing to build a cell tower in Bonsack that could be visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway has altered its zoning application based on recommendations from the National Park Service so as not to adversely affect the view. Texas-based ...
Blue Ridge Parkway open through Asheville - Asheville Citizen-Times
2 Feb 2015 at 11:29am
Blue Ridge Parkway open through Asheville
As of 11 a.m. today, that's Monday, Feb. 2 (also known as Groundhog Day), the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Asheville corridor is open. Pisgah District Ranger Greg Wozniak said the ranger staff is constantly assessing road and weather conditions on the ...
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Parkway Asheville commuter zone closed - Asheville Citizen-Times
23 Feb 2015 at 11:40am
Parkway Asheville commuter zone closed
The Blue Ridge Parkway' so-called Asheville commuter zone is closed again today, Monday, Feb. 23, for snow and ice on the road. Even though it's quite a bit warmer (in the 30s) today in Asheville, than it has been all week, and even after a 60-degree ...
Cleanup finds fewer 'huffing' canisters near parkway - Roanoke Times
26 Feb 2015 at 4:43pm
Cleanup finds fewer 'huffing' canisters near parkway
Volunteers for Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway found 43 discarded whipped cream canisters along the J.P. Fishburn Parkway during a cleanup this month. Last year, volunteers picked up nearly 1,200 canisters during similar canisters. The cans are used ...