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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
Linville Caverns – North Carolina’s only show caverns. Open daily March thru November, weekends only December through February. Courteous, experienced guides, outstanding gift shop. Located on US 221 between Linville and Marion, just 4 miles south of the Parkway Milepost 317.4. Turn left on US 221 toward Linville Falls and… Read More
Linville Falls Winery – Come enjoy the High Country’s premier wine experience. Just 1/2 mile off Parkway Milepost 317.4 on US 221 North. Tours and Tasting noon – 5pm, see website for schedule. Working farm with a variety of fruit, corn, pumpkins and Christmas trees in season. Online store and… Read More
NC Outdoor Adventures was created out of the obvious need for outdoor recreation experiences and education. Based out of the Blue Ridge mountains in Western North Carolina, NCOA offers over 21 different trips including tubing, rafting, whitewater kayak instruction, climbing, rappelling, waterfall rappelling, hiking, camping, youth programs, wild edible… Read More
Old North State Winery is unlike any other winery in North Carolina. Housed in a former hardware store built in 1890 at 300 North Main Street in Mt. Airy, Ben & Ellie Webb have successfully created a fun, up-beat ambiance combining wine tasting tours, outstanding local food, live entertainment… Read More
Shelton Vineyards and Harvest Grill, Exit Parkway at Milepost 199.4 and take  I-77S to exit 93 and follow the signs. Estate winery offers tours and tastings daily with a selection of 5 wines. The Harvest Grill serves lunch & dinner Monday-Saturday & lunch on Sunday in a bistro style… Read More
Thistle Meadow Winery – Family-owned winery located 3 miles from Parkway Milepost 246.1. Located in one of the luscious valleys of Laurel Springs, NC in Alleghany County, Thistle Meadow Winery has some 30 varieties of wines available year around. Our award-winning wines are handcrafted in small batches. Tours and… Read More
Zaloo’s Canoes – Cool off; the kids will love it! 5 minutes off the Parkway. Safe, scenic 2-3 hour tube and canoe trips on the New River. Best family adventure on the Parkway. Go west at the Northwest Trading Post at Milepost 258.7 for 1/2 mile then turn right on… Read More