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Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner Mobile App

 

“America’s Favorite Drive” at your fingertips. 469 miles of scenic places, historic sites, trails, overlooks, interpretive exhibits, visitor centers, lodging, services, and essential information for visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway area.

Developed by the Blue Ridge Parkway Association in cooperation with the Blue Ridge Parkway, National Park Service. BRPA has been serving visitors since 1949 as an official partner organization of the Blue Ridge Parkway dedicated to providing tourism and hospitality information to the Parkway traveler.

Access detailed information for the Parkway’s four major regions Ridge, Plateau, Highlands and Pisgah as well as information for connecting regions including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region (located near the Parkway’s southern end) and the Shenandoah National Park region (near the Parkway’s northern end).

Explore by region, activity, or by proximity to your location. Download the app to your phone to access content with or without a cell signal during your trip to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway area, or use it to plan your vacation before you leave home.

Features include:

  • Maps and navigation guides
  • Parkway visitor centers
  • On and off-Parkway campgrounds & lodging
  • Interpretive stops on the Parkway
  • Gas availability and travel information
  • More than 50 popular hiking trails
  • Suggested itineraries
  • Major access points for the Parkway
  • Adjacent Parkway communities and services
  • Wildlife information
  • Save places to your Favorites list
  • Use your GPS signal to explore nearby points of interest

This free mobile application is published by the Blue Ridge Parkway Association to help you more fully enjoy your Parkway area vacation. Our members include attractions, outdoor recreation sites, accommodations, restaurants, shops, and a variety of other services essential to the traveler. This mobile application does not imply endorsement by the National Park Service of the businesses or commercial services listed. When you visit their place of business, please let them know you found them in the Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner mobile application. This will help us ensure the future availability of this application for visitors to the Parkway area.

View the press release here.

This app is FREE to download for AndroidTM and for iPhone®.

Android app on Google Play     

 

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Labor Day Weekend Family Discovery Programs

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 pm

RockFest at Emerald Village

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 am

Upstairs Tour of Cone Manor

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 12:00 pm

The Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Wayne Henderson, Helen White & Herb Key with Stevie Barr & The Mastertones

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 6:00 pm

Labor Day Weekend Family Discovery Programs

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 pm

First Sunday Jazz Series

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 1:00 pm

First Sunday Jazz Series

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Monday, September 7, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Monday, September 7, 2015, 12:00 pm
8

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 12:00 pm

Monthly Old Time Music Jam

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:00 pm

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 12:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 12:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:00 pm

Wild Mushroom Walks

Friday, September 11, 2015, 11:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Friday, September 11, 2015, 12:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 6:00 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 pm

Grandfather Mountain Kidfest

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:00 am

Upstairs Tour of Cone Manor

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 am

Afternoon Tea with Llamas

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:00 am

Plein Air Art Weekend

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 12:00 pm

111th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 12:00 pm

Midday Mountain Music Showcase

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 6:00 pm

Grandparents Day Weekend Special Admission

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:00 am

Plein Air Art Weekend

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 11:00 am

111th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 pm

Group Painting

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Monday, September 14, 2015, 6:00 pm

Grandparents Day Weekend Special Admission

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Monday, September 14, 2015, 12:00 pm
15

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 12:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 12:00 pm
17

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:00 pm

24th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 12:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:00 pm

24th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration

Friday, September 18, 2015

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Friday, September 18, 2015, 12:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 6:00 pm

24th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 pm

Early Bird Walk

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:30 am

Grandfather Mountain Girl Scout Day

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 am

Eisenhower World War II Weekend

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 am

Youth Arts Festival

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 am

Arts & Craft Market

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00 am

Upstairs Tour of Cone Manor

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00 am

7th Annual Flock to the Rock

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 11:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12:00 pm

Classic Car Cruise-In

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 3:00 pm

Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Paul Brown, Terri McMurray, Alice Gerrard & Kay Justice with De Temps Antan

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 4:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 6:00 pm

24th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Eisenhower World War II Weekend

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 9:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 12:00 pm

Bring Back the Monarchs

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Monday, September 21, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Monday, September 21, 2015, 12:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 12:00 pm
23

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:00 pm

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 12:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12:00 pm

Peak Perfection Vintner Dinner

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:00 pm
25

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Friday, September 25, 2015, 6:00 pm

Wild Mushroom Walks

Friday, September 25, 2015, 11:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Friday, September 25, 2015, 12:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:00 pm
26

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 6:00 pm

Pippinfest

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 pm

Gettysburg Fall Outdoor Antique Show

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7:00 am

National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 am

The Emma Rankin Story - 150th Anniversary of Stoneman's Raid on Historic Carson House

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 am

Upstairs Tour of Cone Manor

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 12:00 pm

Writers on the Rock for Kids

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:00 pm

Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Rebecca Frazier & Hit and Run with The Buckstankle Boys

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 4:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7:00 pm

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 6:00 pm

Pippinfest

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Emma Rankin Story - 150th Anniversary of Stoneman's Raid on Historic Carson House

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 12:30 am

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10:00 am

Pet Adoption Day at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 11:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 12:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00 pm
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Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Monday, September 28, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Monday, September 28, 2015, 12:00 pm
29

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:00 pm

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 12:00 pm
30

Take A Child Outside Week (TaCO)/Family Campout

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:00 pm

Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 10:00 am

Mid-Day Mountain Music

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:00 pm
     

Highlights & Happenings

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • At the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is perhaps the best representation of the varied combination of natural and cultural resources anywhere along the Parkway corridor. Visitors can tour a collection of nineteenth century far
  • 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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