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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World Coins, Blue Ridge Parkway 5 Oz Coin and Kennedy Set - CoinNews.net
5 Jul 2015 at 11:51am
World Coins, Blue Ridge Parkway 5 Oz Coin and Kennedy Set
Australian coins, Canadian coins, a five-ounce Blue Ridge Parkway silver coin, and a Kennedy $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set are among new collector releases this week from U.S. and world mints. On Tuesday, July 7, the United States Mint will issue ...
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VSP Investigating Fatal Crash on Blue Ridge Parkway - NBC 29 News
1 Jul 2015 at 1:41pm
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VSP Investigating Fatal Crash on Blue Ridge Parkway
NBC 29 News
Virginia State Police Trooper W.C. Fugate is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Wednesday morning (July 1) along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Afton, Va. At 2:12 a.m., state police was called to the scene of the single-vehicle crash near the ...
Toddler Killed in Crash on Blue Ridge ParkwayThe Charlottesville Newsplex
Two-year-old dies in accident on Blue Ridge ParkwayAugusta Free Press
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Blue Ridge Parkway's tunnels inspire quarter design - USA TODAY
23 Jun 2015 at 7:27pm
Blue Ridge Parkway's tunnels inspire quarter design
ASHEVILLE, N.C. ? Riding through the tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway makes Frank Morris feel like a little kid again. So it's only fitting that the U.S. Mint would choose the Memphis artist and illustrator who has designed other coins and ...
Parkway quarter designer inspired by tunnel artistryAsheville Citizen-Times
Blue Ridge Parkway 5 Oz Bullion Coin Temporarily Sells OutCoinNews.net
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Northern lights visible from Blue Ridge Parkway - WDBJ7
23 Jun 2015 at 11:54am
Northern lights visible from Blue Ridge Parkway
A stronger than average solar storm helped make the Northern Lights visible put on a rare show across the Mid Atlantic Monday night. Here is Botetourt County photographer Jason Rinehart's time lapse of the Aurora from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarters Released - CoinNews.net
29 Jun 2015 at 11:50am
2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarters Released
Today, June 29, the United States Mint released rolls and bags of the America the Beautiful Quarter honoring Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. This quarter is the third in 2015 and the 28th overall, signaling the completion of the first half of the ...
2015 Blue Ridge Parkway America the Beautiful Quarter Products Available TodayCoinWeek (blog)
Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter Launch CeremonyCoin Update News
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Three-Coin Set of 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarters - CoinNews.net
3 Jul 2015 at 8:42am
Three-Coin Set of 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarters
Blue Ridge Parkway quarters entered circulation on June 8, 2015 and the U.S. Mint started selling circulating-quality rolls and bags of them on Monday, June 29. Quarters in this new set, however, are struck in finishes preferred by coin collectors ...
Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 3-Coin Set Available TodayCoinWeek (blog)
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Blue Ridge Parkway featured on new U.S. quarter design - Charlotte Observer
27 Jun 2015 at 1:48pm
Blue Ridge Parkway featured on new U.S. quarter design
The back of the new 25-cent coin depicts a curved road headed toward one of the parkway's many tunnels. The N.C. state flower is also shown in the right foreground of the image, with ?Blue Ridge Parkway? and ?North Carolina? among the inscriptions.
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Blue Ridge Parkway quarter unveiled, can be ordered Monday - WNCN
25 Jun 2015 at 8:44am
Blue Ridge Parkway quarter unveiled, can be ordered Monday
The United States Mint is unveiling its newest quarter today and will start accept orders for quarters honoring the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina starting on Monday, June 29 at noon. The quarter, the 28th coin to be released as part of the ...
Hundreds attend US Mint's Blue Ridge Parkway quarter launchAsheville Citizen-Times
New quarter features Blue Ridge ParkwayWSOC Charlotte
Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter Launch Ceremony Hig...
The long and winding Blue Ridge Parkway - Philly.com
7 Jun 2015 at 2:05am
The long and winding Blue Ridge Parkway
The picturesque Mabry Mill may be the most-photogaphed spot on America's favorite highway. The water-powered mill, once owned and operated by Ed and Lizzie Mabry, sits along the Blue Ridge Parkway in southern Virginia. (Bob Downing / Akron Beacon ...
United States Mint to launch Blue Ridge Parkway quarters later this month - m...
11 Jun 2015 at 1:58pm
United States Mint to launch Blue Ridge Parkway quarters later this month
WASHINGTON ? The United States Mint will launch quarters honoring the Blue Ridge Parkway in late June. The quarters are part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which began in 2010. The 2015 America the Beautiful quarters also include the ...
United States Mint to Launch Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter June 25PR Newswire (press release)
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