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November 18, 2018

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 hike to find the perfect Christmas tree on the 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.

October 18, 2018

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
When will the leaves be at peak color this Fall along the Blue Ridge Parkway? While it would be nice if we could forecast the moment Autumn foliage will dazzle us with peak vibrancy as reliably as we track the ocean's tides, just when and why the leaves change colors is a complex array of factors far less predictable.

September 21, 2018

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Are you a business located in one of the many communities that trace the Blue Ridge Parkway along its 469 mile path through Virginia and North Carolina? If visitors find you after traveling the Parkway - or you wish they did - the Blue Ridge Parkway Association would love to count you among our esteemed members.

September 20, 2018

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
The Blue Ridge Parkway Association announces hiring of new Executive Director to succeed Tom Hardy, who will retire later this year.

September 14, 2018

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway - NPS
On Friday September 14, 2018, the entire 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway and all associated facilities, with the exception of the Pisgah Inn and Peaks of Otter Lodge,  will be closed at 8:00 p.m. in anticipation of high winds and heavy rains due to the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Saturated soils in combination with high winds in these areas increase the risk of rock slide and falling trees and debris. This closure will remain in effect until further notice.

June 15, 2018

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Our popular Blue Ridge Parkway travel app is available again. Please note that new name length restrictions from app platforms meant a new name for the app. If you had the previous app versions, what was formerly called the Blue Ridge Parkway - Travel Planner app is now called Blue Ridge Pkwy Travel Planner.

June 4, 2018

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
All good things must be maintained over time lest they lose their luster, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is no exception. NPS has been working to maintain the roadway on the Parkway, filling potholes, ensuring a smooth driving surface, and minimizing further wear and tear from the millions who experience America's Favorite Drive each year. Resurfacing of the roadway continues throughout the Summer 2018 travel season.

May 25, 2018

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway - NPS
Memorial Day Weekend signals the beginning of the summer visitor season on the Blue Ridge Parkway. NPS staff, volunteers, concession operators, and park partners are prepared to welcome visitors to the campgrounds, visitor centers and features along the historic 469-mile route.

February 16, 2018

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
The National Park Service has announced the closure of the Linn Cove Viaduct (Milepost 304) located on the Blue Ridge Parkway from March 1, 2018 through May 24, 2018.

August 15, 2017

Written by BRPA
The Blue Ridge Parkway FAM Tour for AAA & CAA Counselors The Blue Ridge Parkway FAM Tour is an annual Spring excursion hosted by the Blue Ridge Parkway Association, along with state tourism authorities in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee, and many generous businesses along the way.