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Explore Hickory! Just 45 miles from the Blowing Rock, NC Parkway exit (US 321, MP 291.8), Hickory is easily accessible and located in the beautiful foothills of the North Carolina mountains on Interstate 40. Experience our pristine Lake Hickory, hike our scenic trails, fish our sparkling streams, and… Read More
Ready for a one-of-a-kind getaway? From epic hikes to top-rated fishing, Jackson County’s outdoor adventures won’t disappoint. Plus, the charming mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva offer eclectic shopping, award-winning dining, and cozy cabins. Download your free guide at www.DiscoverJacksonNC.com, or call 1-800-962-1911 for more information. Read More
With two official Appalachian Trail Communities — Buena Vista and Glasgow — our area welcomes recreation-lovers of all types. Visit the awe-inspiring Natural Bridge State Park, paddle the James River, cycle picturesque backroads, enjoy a vineyard or brewery, or tap your toes at a music festival at Glen Maury Park. Read More
Take a detour off Milepost 63.7 and see for yourself why people love Lynchburg so much! Wind your way past wineries and farm stands (stopping to enjoy) to the picturesque city of Lynchburg, Virginia, known for its beautiful historic architecture packed into seven National Historic Districts.  Our vibrant city,… Read More
Madison County has been a crossroads of history for over 11,000 years. We are proud to invite you to this beautiful, historic and exciting region of Virginia. Let us help you plan your visit filled with outdoor activities, wineries, events, restaurants and fine dining, or simply relaxation. Visit the Madison… Read More
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southern Virginia (40 miles east of Parkway MP 177.7 on US 58). Experience heart-pounding NASCAR racing, explore culture, music and arts, enjoy kayaking, fishing or hiking and so much more in Martinsville-Henry County!… Read More
Enjoy your Virginia Mountains journey! Travelers on I-81 will find scenic vistas and unique eateries and shopping opportunities in our gateway community to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The towns of Christiansburg and Blacksburg, two of the largest towns in Virginia, join Montgomery County in providing a warm welcome to… Read More
Mount Airy, NC is just 12 miles south of the Milepost 199.4 Fancy Gap, VA Parkway entrance via Highway 52S. Visit Andy Griffith’s hometown and inspiration for the fictional town of Mayberry. Attractions include the Andy Griffith Collection, squad car tours, regional museum, Floyd’s Barbershop, Wally’s Service Station, historic downtown,… Read More
The Crozet Tunnel Greenway – the Coolest Hike in Virginia – offers a unique opportunity for visitors to visit both sides of the much-visited Blue Ridge Mountains at Rockfish Gap in Central Virginia. The tunnel and trails are part of a regional greenway system. The trail is for hikers… Read More
With 230 miles of internationally known rivers and 288 miles of the Appalachian Trail, Northeast Tennessee offers true outdoors with endless opportunities to explore and less time sitting in traffic. Take on mountain roads, homemade cuisine, crafted brews, and a deep history that began before the United States became… Read More