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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 Sandburg, Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Exploration of their homes and haunts in the Asheville area presents an interesting side trip and a one or two day break from driving.

The area is also a popular destination for families, hikers, micro-brewery enthusiasts, gem and mineral buffs, and those who love arts and crafts.

Explore Communities in the

Pisgah Region

Listed North to South Milepost
Burnsville, Madison & Yancey Counties 344 – 377.4
Chimney Rock & Rutherford County Areas 382.6 – 384.7
Asheville Area 382.6 – 388.8
Hendersonville & Polk County Areas 388.8 – 411.8
Brevard & Transylvania County 412 – 423.2
Maggie Valley, Waynesville, & Haywood County 423.2 – 455
Jackson County, Sylva, & Dillsboro 443.1 – 455.7
Cherokee 455.7 – 469.1

Stories from the Pisgah Region

November 18, 2018
Spending the holidays in the Blue Ridge Mountains brings to mind cozy fireside nights under homespun quilts, a brisk family hike to find the perfect Christmas tree on the farm, and the very the best slopes for skiing and sledding. We’ve rounded up all this and more in our guide to festive winter fun in the communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
October 18, 2018
When will the leaves be at peak color this Fall along the Blue Ridge Parkway? While it would be nice if we could forecast the moment Autumn foliage will dazzle us with peak vibrancy as reliably as we track the ocean's tides, just when and why the leaves change colors is a complex array of factors far less predictable.

Recommended Itineraries

2 - 3 days
Are you looking for a fresh vacation that will leave your tastebuds talking about all the hearty hotspots you encountered along the way?  Look no further, because you have found the perfect destination in Haywood County!  North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains offer plenty of culinary cravings admist a land of outdoor…
1 day
A one-day trip through the Pisgah District is a long drive – perhaps best undertaken from the comfort of your car – but comes with unique rewards. There is a natural resource emphasis that features relic populations of plants, long vistas across rugged and remote areas, and a feel of…