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Bent Mountain Mercantile is located just 3.5 miles North of Parkway Milepost 135.9 on US 221. We offer local fruit and produce, eggs, meat and cheese, honey, plants, and picnic supplies including cold drinks and snacks. Plus sandwiches and local fare in our café. Stop by if you’re in… Read More
Big Walker Lookout – Observation tower, scenic views, hiking trails, cafe and craft/novelty shop. Book Signings by Local Authors, Craft & Artisan Demonstrations and Live Music on the Porch on weekends May through October. Exit the Parkway at Milepost 199.5 in Fancy Gap and take US 52 North past Wytheville. Open… Read More
Bubba O’Leary’s General Store – 17 miles east of Parkway Milepost 384.7 via US Hwy 74A, open year round, offering old timey fun stuff and gear for all your mountain adventures including penny candy, fudge, household items, toys, and outdoor clothing. Who doesn’t love jellies and sauces or need another… Read More
Christa’s Country Corner offers a General Store, Deli & Restaurant, Ice Cream, Clothing and Gifts! Plus, Choose and Cut Fraser Fir Christmas trees in season. Located across from the Parkway exit/entrance at Milepost 312. (828) 733-3353. Read More
Come and experience the “Coolest” little community beside the Parkway. Convenient to the Parkway from I-77 at exit 8, Fancy Gap is among the top exits along the entire Parkway. Fancy Gap is the perfect place to start, end or just stretch your legs while cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read More
The Floyd Country Store is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia and is loved by locals and visitors from around the world for music and dance events, high-quality comfort food, classic ice cream favorites, and local artisan goods. We offer a variety of events including… Read More
Fred’s General Mercantile is America’s highest elevation general store, located in Beech Mountain, 30 min from Milepost exit 305.2, everything a general store used to be…and more! “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” Ski shop, groceries, deli, and lodging, too! www.fredsgeneral.com (828) 387-4838. Read More
Gem Mountain – Located at Milepost 330.9. Mine trips to an active mine. Flume mining at its best. Picnic area, gem & jewelry store, general store, ice cream and free fluorescent mineral display. Make your gems into jewelry. People’s choice for gem mining! Open March-December, Monday-Saturday from 10-5. (828)… Read More
Hickory Nut Gap Farm – 9 miles east of Parkway Milepost 384.7 on 74A. A fifth generation family farm featuring grassfed meats from humanely-raised animals on quality pasture using regenerative practices. Visit animals, pick berries, picnic, purchase meats, kitchen & butchery! Our grassfed beef, pasture raised pork and chicken… Read More
Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop offers a country-style menu featuring our famous Sweet Potato, Cornmeal, Buckwheat, Blueberry and Apple Pancakes. Breakfast served all day, lunch/dinner entrees available. Gift shop features Virginia crafts and foods, Mabry Mill & Blue Ridge Parkway-inspired gifts, clothing, books, music and souvenirs. Open May-October. Read More