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BRPA Membership Benefits

Business for members of the Blue Ridge Parkway Association develops through a two-step process: First, the Association attracts visitors to travel the Parkway. Second, it steers them to the members' businesses along the Parkway to satisfy their travel and recreational needs.

The Association helps attract vacationers to the Parkway area by distributing more than one million Parkway information pieces each year in addition to this website, a mobile phone app and mobile website.

Print, Web, & Mobile For One Rate

Membership includes presence on 3 platforms (print, web, and mobile) for one rate, with a range of additional opportunities to increase exposure on each medium.

In print, the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner:

  • is the only travel publication of its kind distributed exclusively along the Blue Ridge Parkway at all visitor centers and concession facilities.
  • 300,000+ copies are printed each year and fully distributed
  • distribution includes:
    • all North Carolina and Virginia state welcome centers
    • most mountain area visitor information centers
    • AAA offices across the U.S. and Canada
    • and by mail to visitors

Online, www.blueridgeparkway.org:

  • is the #1 search result for “Blue Ridge Parkway” keyword searches on all major search engines.
  • more than 1 million visits last year
  • includes an Interactive Map tool that allows visitors to association members' locations in relation to the Blue Ridge Parkway

On mobile, the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner mobile app and mobile website:

  • more than 40,000 downloads so far and growing!
  • FREE for download on iPhone and Android devices
  • developed in cooperation with the Blue Ridge Parkway - National Park Service
  • mobile app content is accessible with or without a cell phone signal
  • mobile website is available to all mobile users with a data connection using the content, look, and feel of the mobile app

Networking, News, and Opportunities Exclusive to Members

  • The BRPA newsletter includes Blue Ridge Parkway news, regional opportunities, and Association updates.
  • BRPA promotes the Blue Ridge Parkway region and BRPA members directly to AAA in the U.S. and Canada through visits with counselors, newsletters, a yearly familiarization tour, and more.
  • BRPA membership meetings held in varying geographical regions along the Parkway offer a chance to meet and make new friends in the travel industry.  Opportunities for networking with industry peers at BRPA meetings is invaluable, and members are strongly encouraged to attend!

Join the one of the most requested and trusted sources of Blue Ridge Parkway information in print, online, and now mobile. 

Join right now using the online membership application:  www.blueridgeparkway.org/join.

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Oktoberfest

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:00 pm

Fall Craft Market

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:00 pm

Overmountain Victory Trail Hike

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Balsam Range Concert

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:30 pm
       

Highlights & Happenings

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Blue Ridge Music Center
  • The Blue Ridge Music Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility built to preserve and promote the historic music of Virginia and the Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge region has produced more old-time and bluegrass musicians per capita than any o
  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks comprise the largest developed area set aside for public recreati
  • 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
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • Located at the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is an area rich in history, scenic beauty, and abundant hiking trails. Early European settlers forged a living from the native materials that flourished in the Appalachian Mountain
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
  • 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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