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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
More travelers get on and off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville than anywhere else along the scenic road. This thriving mountain city makes for a vibrant and stylish basecamp boasting an eclectic downtown, 250+ independent restaurants, 50+ craft breweries, and an engaging art and music scene. In Asheville you… Read More
Banner Elk blends small town relaxation with the amenities of a larger city. Visitors enjoy outdoor adventure, fabulous culinary offerings, year-round theater, wineries, cozy lodging and North Carolina’s two largest ski resorts. An elevation of 3,701 feet creates cool summers and snowy winters. We’re a great base camp for… Read More
Barboursville Vineyards & Historic Ruins is located just 30 minutes East of Parkway Milepost 0, near the intersection of VA Route 33 at Va Route 20. Come visit our 18th century estate at Virginia’s most honored winery, with daily tastings and fine dining at Palladio Restaurant. For details and events… Read More
Just minutes away from the legendary Peaks of Otter, Bedford offers delightful diversions from your travels along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Five wineries scattered throughout Bedford, from the slopes of the Peaks of Otter to the shores of Smith Mountain Lake, comprise the Bedford Wine Trail. Thomas Jefferson’s amazing retreat… Read More
Bent Mountain Mercantile is located 3.5 miles North of Parkway Milepost 135.9 on US 221. We offer all kinds of local goods: fruit, produce, honey, meats, coffee, candies, beer, wines, gifts and even our own homemade ice cream! We also serve Boar’s Head sandwich wraps, hot dogs and cold… Read More
Blue Ridge Towns & Trails – Discover the majestic North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore our great small towns & trails, offering tourist info on lodging, dining, shopping, events and all western North Carolina attractions. Detailed business listings with map links can be found at www.NCBlueRidge.com. Read More
Blue Ridge Travel Association – Free travel guide of the attractions, accommodations and events for locations along I-77 and I-81, and scenic byways of the mountains of Virginia. Visit www.virginiablueridge.org or call (800) 446-9670 for more information. Read More
Discover Burke County today! The Brown Mountain Lights mystery is seen near here in the Pisgah National Forest, go south on NC Hwy 181 from Parkway Milepost 312 to see them for yourself. Nature abounds here: hike Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountains, see the Linville Gorge, and visit pristine… Read More
Visit Caldwell County to experience entertainment like live music and theatre, festivals and car shows, world class sculpture exhibits, local crafts, and antiques. You’ll find a host of accommodations in this outdoor recreation mecca located thirty minutes south of Milepost 294.6. Visit for the day or come to stay!… Read More