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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Southern Gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway The Great Smoky Mountains and family friendly Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are just around the corner from the Blue Ridge Parkway on the western end of North Carolina. Many visitors to this region enjoy both the Great Smoky… Read More
The Highlands Region of the Blue Ridge Parkway extends from the Virginia/North Carolina state line at Milepost 217 and continues south to Milepost 339 in Crabtree Falls, NC. In this region of the Parkway in North Carolina, you’ll find Linville Falls and other picturesque wonders of the natural environment. In… Read More
The Pisgah Region of the Parkway is located in its entirety in North Carolina, spanning from Milepost 339.5 to the southernmost end of the Parkway at Milepost 469. The headquarters of the Blue Ridge Parkway is located in Asheville, North Carolina, a city well known to literary figures including Carl… Read More
Roaming through the Plateau District down to the VA/NC state line, the number of farms increases and the land levels out. Here you’ll find the opportunities to immerse yourself in Blue Ridge culture through historic sites, varied landscapes, and traditional music. The rural experience emphasizes people on the landscape. A… Read More
The northernmost end of the Blue Ridge Parkway begins with the Ridge Region at Milepost 0 in Afton, Virginia at the southern end of Skyline Drive where Shenandoah National Park ends. The majority of the Parkway in Virginia runs through the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. The landscapes along… Read More
Just north of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia is the Shenandoah National Park, offering 105 miles of natural beauty along Skyline Drive from Front Royal, Virginia to the Waynesboro-Charlottesville area. Shenandoah National Park’s scenic Skyline Drive connects with the Blue Ridge Parkway at Parkway Milepost 0, but the two… Read More