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Blue Ridge Farm Museum – Located on Route 40, we’re an 1800s Virginia farm complex with livestock & interpreters of farm life. Open mid-May to mid-August on Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Check out our tours and programs offered by reservation.  Visit us online or call (540) 365-4416… Read More
Stay at Carolina Hemlocks and experience some of the best camping in NC! The beautiful South Toe River runs alongside the campground, creating a great place to swim, trout fish and tube. Tent and RV sites available (no hook-ups). Located a short drive from Mount Mitchell State Park and the… Read More
The Cradle of Forestry in America is a 6500-acre historic site created by Congress in 1968 that commemorates the birthplace of science-based forest management in the United States. The site is open April – November and offers three miles of paved interpretive trails, exhibits, film, music, crafts, education programs,… Read More
Folk Art Center – Milepost 382.5. Home facility of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Features craft shop of regional crafts, 3 exhibition galleries, daily craft demonstrations, special events. Parkway information and bookstore. National Park Service programs during season. Open daily with seasonal hours. Visit www.southernhighlandguild.org or call (828) 298-7928 for… Read More
Visit one of the most important houses in American history and become inspired through the stories & values of the Preston Family and all those who lived at Historic Smithfield. Completed in 1774, Smithfield was the county’s political and social center. The grounds and gardens supplement an understanding of… 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
Engage your senses and stimulate your mind at Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson located 2 miles SE on Route 53 off Route 20 & I-64 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Day passes include house tours. Special tours including the Behind-the-Scenes tour also offered daily. Advance booking available online.  Explore hundreds of… Read More
The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest just south of  Asheville, NC. Accessible via Parkway Milepost 393.6, the Arboretum is surrounded by botanically-diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, encouraging personal connections with nature in the gardens, hiking… Read More
The Northwest Trading Post at Parkway Milepost 258.7 features souvenirs, maps, snacks and other camping and picnicking items in a historic venue. FIND Outdoors also offers educational opportunities for visitors such as Cherokee talks and demonstrations and Mountains-to-Sea Trail hikes. (336) 982-2543. Read More
Explore Park is the place where adventure begins! This 1,100 acre recreation facility is operated by the County of Roanoke, VA and features direct access to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 115 and an easy fifteen minute drive to the cultural amenities in downtown Roanoke.   There’s so… Read More