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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. Read More
If you're wondering where to go swimming during your Blue Ridge Parkway trip, we've rounded up all the best spots. It's important to note that while there are some beautiful waters located right on the Parkway itself, swimming is not allowed in Parkway waters. But there are no shortage of great swimming holes nearby, as well as guided rafting tours, kayak rentals, tubing, and some beautiful lakeside rentals. Read More
Visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway for the holidays (or lucky enough to be a local) and looking for unique ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020? We’ve got your guide to some of the best kept secrets for seeing out 2019 and celebrating the start of 2020. Roar into the twenties where ever you are along the Blue Ridge Mountains with one of these fun New Years celebrations. Read More
Whether you are enjoying the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or just visiting regions in North Carolina or Tennessee, there are many ways to enjoy nature and the outdoors, even in the lodging opportunities available along the route. Read More
The Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding areas in Virginia provide a mecca of outdoor opportunities -- places to relax and enjoy nature from underneath a forest canopy, along a mountain stream or on a rocking chair on a covered front porch. Read More
Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster has opened in the North Carolina mountains, offering thrill rides for all ages on a Banner Elk mountainside. Each run on NC’s first alpine coaster includes three circular loops, a series of waves and lots of twists. Riders use hand brakes to control speeds, which can… Read More
Enjoy the waterfalls scattered throughout Transylvania County, NC both along the road and along the trail! Read More
Enjoy waterfalls and cascades throughout Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Read More
Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Brewery. 11AM to 9PM daily. Celebrate Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Brewery! German food specials every day, live music, special activities, games, and prizes! 10/1 Steal the Glass – Spooky Thermos or Oktoberfest Stein 10/2 Full Nelson Friday – Steal the Boot and $3 Full Nelsons… Read More
Nelson Farmers Market October 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative. Saturdays 8AM to 12Noon. Open for pre-order pickup and limited onsite sales. The tent is up and vendors are eager to see customers. Safety measures in place for the success and safety of… Read More