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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

March 16, 2022
The trees are budding, the sun is shining, rain is falling (plus a few snowflakes, too!), and spring ephemerals are starting to peek out on the forest floor. It is spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Some sections of the Parkway may still be closed due to winter weather at high elevations, but check out all these amazing spring activities that you can enjoy without needing to access the Parkway!
January 18, 2022
Would you like to travel the Parkway with a pet? Here are some tips for finding pet-friendly lodging, dining, and attractions near (or even on) the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Recommended Itineraries

2 - 3 days
Brevard and Transylvania County are known as the “Land of Waterfalls.” And with good reason: this awe-inspiring destination boasts over 250 waterfalls, the largest concentration in North America. But that’s just the beginning. Here you’ll find a wide range of outdoor opportunities, from hiking and biking to paddling and climbing. Add in the small-town charm of historic Brevard – with its vibrant art, culture, dining and shopping – and you’ve got several more reasons to linger in this magical setting.
2 - 3 days
Are you looking for a fresh vacation full of outdoor adventure and scenic exploration? Haywood County provides a unique outdoor experience unlike anywhere else. No matter the season, you can always enjoy a variety of mountain adventures right here in Haywood County.