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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
Mast General Store – Established 1883 & listed National Register of Historic Places. Authentic & nostalgic emporium located in NC’s first rural historic district, Valle Crucis, just 8 miles from Boone. Clothing, camping gear, shoes & boots, housewares, candy & unique gifts. Hwy 194, (828) 963-6511. More downtown locations near… Read More
Montebello Resort – Exit at Parkway Milepost 27.2, and take VA Route 56 East for 3 miles. Full service campground with shaded sites for RVs, campers, tents (open Apr-Oct). Cabin rentals available year-round. Fee-based trout ponds, no license required. Country store with fuel, groceries & many gift items, open year… 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
Mountain Star Gallery is located in beautiful Fancy Gap, VA at Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 199.4. Owned by potters Don and Susan Walton, the gallery represents over 100 artists from the US.  Featuring pottery, metal, glass, jewelry and more, you are certain to find that perfect and original gift… Read More
Mystery Hill has been amazing Parkway visitors for over 70 years. Fun and educational for the entire family. Explore North Carolina’s only Natural Gravitational Anomaly (see above photo), experience hands-on science activities, create giant soap bubbles big enough to surround an adult, try… Read More
Nantahala Outdoor Center – At the intersection of the Appalachian Trail & the Nantahala River in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts since 1972, NOC’s 500-acre campus boasts plenty of exciting adventures to keep your entire group happy & active, whether you spend a day or… Read More
New Morning Gallery – A fine crafts destination for over 30 years, offering a unique selection of hand-crafted furniture, home accessories, pottery, glass, jewelry, garden sculpture and other imaginative gifts by American artisans in a 12,500 square foot setting. The gallery is located in Historic Biltmore Village, two blocks from… 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, apparel, maps, games, educational toys, 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. Open seasonally. (336) 982-2543. Read More