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October 14, 2020

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Fall color season is upon us and the hillsides are dotted with the reds of maples, sourwoods and sumac and the yellows…

September 10, 2020

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Some leaves in the Asheville area are already beginning to stop producing chlorophyll and change to their wardrobe of fall colors. If you’re wondering when the peak Blue Ridge Parkway Fall leaf season will be this year, you’re not alone. It’s usually in October which is often the busiest month along the Parkway. 

September 9, 2020

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Enjoy waterfalls and cascades throughout Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

September 8, 2020

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Enjoy the waterfalls scattered throughout Transylvania County, NC both along the road and along the trail!

August 26, 2020

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
The Blue Ridge Mountains are dotted with farms producing everything from Christmas trees to trout. Fruit, flowers, herbs, jams, jellies, pies, wreaths and other crafts are all produced right here in the mountains.

Parkway Itineraries

Some sample Itineraries to get you started

Traversing the Highland Region of the Blue Ridge Parkway A two-day road trip on the scenic byway feels like traveling through time…
Parkway Weekend Getaway by R.V. A two-day trip along the Blue Ridge Plateau from Roanoke (Milepost 120) to the Virginia state line (Milepost 216) is highlighted by intensive exposure to the Blue Ridge cultural landscape. The rural experience on the Parkway and on adjacent lands highlights mills, music, and agriculture,…
A one-day trip through the Pisgah District is a long drive – perhaps best undertaken from the comfort of your car – but comes with unique rewards. There is a natural resource emphasis that features relic populations of plants, long vistas across rugged and remote areas, and a feel of…
Ridge Region Weekend Getaway A two-day trip from Afton Mountain and Rockfish Gap (Milepost 0) to the Peaks of Otter (Milepost 86) and on to Roanoke, the largest metropolitan area on the Parkway, offers plenty of time to experience this region and highlight the ridge-top driving experience, including magnificent views…
It would be a challenge for motorcycle riders to find a more beautiful and diversified driving trail than the scenic back roads of Southwest Virginia.