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Wine tasting, light food, events and weddings. Formerly Skylark Farm, 12 Ridges Tasting Room and Vineyard is situated at the top of the Blue Ridge with awe-inspiring views of the mountains and Shenandoah Valley. Located right on the Parkway at Milepost 25. Christmas tree sales seasonally. Read More
Located in Shenandoah National Park at Milepost 51 on Skyline Drive, Big Meadows Lodge is located in the central section of the park with the highest concentration of visitor services available. Byrd Visitor Center (where there is an EV charging station), Big Meadows Wayside and Big Meadows campground are all… Read More
Blue Ridge Soap Shed – See soap made. Enjoy 130 varieties of handmade soap in retail shop. Open 10-5 Monday-Saturday April-November or by appointment. Located 6/10th mile from Parkway MP 330.9 on NC 226N toward Spruce Pine at 179 Meadow View Rd. Web orders welcome year round. Classical seven path… Read More
A beautiful country campground in the Great Smoky Mountains with access to infinite outdoor recreation and rich history. Full 50 amp hook-ups, WI-FI, cable, Big Rig pull-thru & back-in sites, fire rings, bathhouse, trees & pavilion with fireplace.  Open seasonally.  A Good Sam & FMCA Park. (828) 349-6200 or… 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
The 66th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are scheduled for July 8-11, 2021! America’s finest gathering of Scottish Clans. Music, dancing, pageantry, athletic & children’s events. www.gmhg.org (828) 733-1333. Read More
Gross’ Orchard & Apple Valley Homeplace – Vacation Home Rental. Open year round. $75 per couple per night. Mountain grown fruit & produce. Apples grown in the shadow of the Peaks of Otter in Bedford, Virginia. U-pick or U-select. Apple Festival on the 3rd Saturday in October. Call (540)… Read More
Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground – Come enjoy everything Chimney Rock, NC & Lake Lure have to offer. We have sites for RVs & trailers, tents, and even cabins for the glampers out there. We’ll turn you into a camping nut in no time! Water, sewer & electric hookups… Read More
Laurel Bank Campground – located at 350 Campers Lane in Canton, NC, just 7 miles from Parkway Milepost 411.8 via US 276 North. Enjoy the pristine Pigeon River, trout pond, and friendly goats while surrounded by nature. Full hookups & tent sites, some located right on the river. Laundry… Read More
Linville Caverns – North Carolina’s only show caverns. Open all year, but days and hours vary. Courteous, experienced guides, outstanding gift shop. Located on US 221 between Linville and Marion, just 4 miles south of Parkway Milepost 317.4. Turn left on US 221 toward Linville Falls and Marion. www.linvillecaverns.com… Read More