What's Open?

Many on-Parkway facilities close the first week of November. A few Visitor Centers are open year-round. See which facilities are open. The roadway itself is open year-round, weather permitting. See Road Closure Map

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October 5, 2019
October marks the official start of Fall Color Season along the Blue Ridge Parkway. This month is one of the most popular for visits to the region. A chance to see the Appalachian views awash in reds, golds and lingering shades of green is an experience on many people's bucket lists. Learn what's in store for you in Fall of 2019.

Should Be on Everyone’s Bucket List

Everyone should experience a drive on The Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway runs from Virginia all the way to Cherokee, North Carolina. Beautiful scenery all the way. Overlooks and amazing vistas the whole way. No big trucks are allowed on the Parkway and the speed limit is 45. This allows you to take in all the amazing sights that creation has to offer. Of course, there are exits all along the way to take in the art, culture, and crafts of the Appalachian and Smokey Mountains.

Cassie T, TripAdvisor