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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
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
Greenhouse Crafts Shop – 1/4 mile west of the Northwest Trading Post at Parkway Milepost 258.7. Beautiful cards, gifts, crafts, books, CDs, instruments, garden. Soaps and other local handmade items. Open 7 days a week. www.greenhousecrafts.com (336) 982-2618. Read More
Grovewood Village is located at 111 Grovewood Road in Asheville, NC adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn. Experience Asheville’s historic arts and crafts destination. Visit our galleries, enjoy a free tour, and peruse the free Biltmore Industries Homespun and the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museums. Museums open seasonally. Free… Read More
Harvest Moon Food Store – Offering a unique array of gourmet and health foods, supplements, gifts, toiletries, wine and beer. Supporting over 30 local producers with selections of local and organic produce, meats, wine, cheese, eggs and fresh bread. Floyd, VA. www.harvestmoonstore.com (540) 745-4366. 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
John Harmon Gallery – Just four miles south of Parkway Milepost 229.7 at 10100 US Hwy 21 South in Roaring Gap, NC. Featuring fine art photography, pottery, handmade furniture & chainsaw carving created by John and his friends. Photography prints also available in online storefronts. www.JohnHarmonGallery.com (336) 363-9138. Read More
Little Switzerland Books & Beans offers the best coffee break on the Parkway, with pastries, restroom, EV charging station (L2), 30,000 books to browse, unique gifts, and compasses and maps for when GPS fails you! Open 7 days a week, 9-5PM March through November at Parkway Milepost 334. Come… 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