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November 18, 2021

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Spending the holidays in the Blue Ridge Mountains brings to mind cozy fireside nights under homespun quilts, a brisk family outing to find the perfect Christmas tree on a local farm, and the very the best slopes for skiing and sledding. We’ve rounded up all this and more in our guide to festive winter fun in the communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

November 11, 2021

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
There are many places in the Blue Ridge region where you can snag a prime fishing spot if you know where to look and what regulations to follow.

September 16, 2021

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Virginia's creative and sometimes whimsical LOVEworks are a wonderful photo opportunity. Why not start a new tradition and make some family memories finding and photographing a few LOVE signs while enjoying the out of doors this year?

August 23, 2021

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
When will the Parkway's leaves 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.

June 17, 2021

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Many activities in the regions surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway are available year-round for free.

Parkway Itineraries

Some sample Itineraries to get you started

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.
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…
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 two-day trip through the Highlands district reveals the shift from flat plateau to mountain ridges. Find yourself in the rolling pastures of Doughton Park (Milepost 240 – 245) or exploring the Grandfather Mountain corridor (Milepost 295 – 300) or the rugged Linville Gorge (Milepost 317) with a night in…
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…