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The Blue Ridge Parkway is no ordinary road. With grand mountains on either side, rich Appalachian cultures along the way and stunning landscapes from beginning to end, this is a journey unlike any in the world. But IT TAKES HARD WORK, AMPLE RESOURCES AND STEADY COMMITMENT to maintain this unforgettable… Read More
Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) partners with the National Park Service to conserve land along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Conservation makes possible the scenic views, wildlife habitat, and access to trails that make this a premier destination for park visitors. Visit ctnc.org/parkway to learn more about our work. 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
FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge is a non-profit, volunteer, and membership organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Blue Ridge region. Members financially support FRIENDS programs. FRIENDS chapters are community-based organizations that empower and coordinate volunteers, projects, and events in their local areas. We extend our reach… Read More
The WNC Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich biodiversity. See 60+ native species in 42 acres of award-winning habitats. Cougars, bears, otters, red wolves & more! Open 361… Read More