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Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 213: Blue Ridge Music Center The Blue Ridge Music Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility built to preserve and promote the historic music of Virginia and the Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge region has produced more old-time and bluegrass musicians per capita than any other. Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 217.5: Cumberland Knob Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. The mixture of lush… Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 238.5 – 241: Doughton Park Visitor Information Station and Park Store, and Brinegar Cabin Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and… Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 5.8 – 9.3: Humpback Rocks At the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, Humpback Rocks is perhaps the best representation of the varied combination of natural and cultural resources anywhere along the Parkway corridor. History of Humpback Rocks The prominent rock outcrop was a landmark… Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 60 – 63.8: James River Visitor Center and Otter Creek Campground Recreational opportunities here include hiking, camping, picnicking and fishing. An accessible fishing pier on Otter Lake provides opportunities for visitors with impaired mobility to fish for warm water species. A pedestrian walkway connects the James… Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 408.6: Mount Pisgah and Pisgah Inn & Restaurant Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, picnic area, campground, lodge, restaurant, and country store make this area a popular destination along the Blue Ridge Parkway. For generations, Pisgah has been a popular mountain retreat for travelers. Pisgah Inn & Restaurant… Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 85.6 – 90.9: Peaks of Otter With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years. Native Americans passed through the area while hunting, and European… Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 451.2: Waterrock Knob Visitor Center and Park Store  An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. The nearly 360-degree view from Waterrock Knob stretches the eyes over the heart of the Southern Highlands –… Read More