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Blue Ridge Parkway Association News:

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Blue Ridge Parkway Association Media Contact:

Tom Hardy
Executive Director
Blue Ridge Parkway Association

Below are links to BRPA Member websites with sections for press releases, including photographs.

North Carolina

Official North Carolina State Press Page


Biltmore Estate

Blowing Rock

Grandfather Mountain



Official Tennessee State Press Room


Official Virginia State Press Page






Shenandoah Caverns

Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary Media Contacts:

Elizabeth Sims
BRP75 Media Relations and Communications
Blue Ridge Parkway Association

Leesa Brandon
Executive Director and NC Coordinator
Blue Ridge Parkway 75, Inc.
828.271.4779, x 224


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Campground & Interpretive Programs

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 6:00 pm

The Polar Express

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Fashions for Evergreens

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 8:00 am

2015 Union Drumstick Dash

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 9:00 am

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 7:00 pm

Campground & Interpretive Programs

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:00 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, November 27, 2015

Fashions for Evergreens

Friday, November 27, 2015, 8:00 am


Friday, November 27, 2015, 10:00 am

Hard Candy Christmas Arts and Crafts Show

Friday, November 27, 2015, 10:00 am

Black Friday Holiday Wine Sale Kickoff

Friday, November 27, 2015, 10:00 am

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, November 27, 2015, 7:00 pm

Campground & Interpretive Programs

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 6:00 pm

The Polar Express

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Fashions for Evergreens

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 8:00 am


Saturday, November 28, 2015, 10:00 am

Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 3:30 pm

Campground & Interpretive Programs

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 6:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Fashions for Evergreens

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 8:00 am


Sunday, November 29, 2015, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 2:00 pm

Campground & Interpretive Programs

Monday, November 30, 2015, 6:00 pm

The Polar Express

Monday, November 30, 2015

Fashions for Evergreens

Monday, November 30, 2015, 8:00 am


Monday, November 30, 2015, 10:00 am

Highlights & Happenings

  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, camping and the Mount Pisgah Inn make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain and thousands of surrounding acres was originally purchased by indust
  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Cumberland Knob, MP 217.5
  • Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. The m
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 66th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
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