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Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 384: Parkway Visitor Center and Park Store Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and history of the Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville, NC offers an award-winning film and interactive exhibits on the… 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 115: Explore Park Recreational Area, Visitor Center and Park Store Explore Park is 1,100 acres of woods and land to explore with bike paths, hiking trails, and historic buildings. The Roanoke River runs through the park for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Roanoke River access day passes for… Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 382: Folk Art Center, Visitor Center and Park Store The Folk Art Center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians. It houses the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s century-old Allanstand Craft Shop, exhibitions in three galleries, a library, auditorium, and a cooperating association book… Read More
Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park: Byrd Visitor Center Located in and managed by the Shenandoah National Park, the Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center is not on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is the next Visitor Center travelers on the Parkway will come to when continuing onto Skyline Drive after… Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304.4: Linn Cove Viaduct Final Link of the Parkway This seven-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway – once the Parkway’s missing link – was completed in 1987. It was delayed for twenty years as environmentalists, adjacent landowners, engineers, and architects sought a design that would preserve and… Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 316.3 – 317.8: Linville Falls Visitor Center and Park Store Trails near the Linville Falls Visitor Center lead to the breathtaking three-tiered Linville Falls over the Linville Gorge via both strenuous and moderate hikes. The steep-walled Gorge is known as the “Grand Canyon of the Southern… Read More
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 292.7: Flat Top Manor and Estate at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park  This country estate was developed during the 1890s and early 1900s by Moses and Bertha Cone, the son and daughter of German and Jewish immigrants. Moses and his brother Caesar established one of North Carolina’s largest… 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 355.4: Mt. Mitchell The highest peak in the eastern United States at an elevation of 6,684 ft, Mt. Mitchell is located in the 1,855-acre Mt. Mitchell State Park. While State Parks are managed separately from National Parks such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt. Mitchell State Park is only accessible… Read More