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March 16, 2022

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
The trees are budding, the sun is shining, rain is falling (plus a few snowflakes, too!), and spring ephemerals are starting to peek out on the forest floor. It is spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Some sections of the Parkway may still be closed due to winter weather at high elevations, but check out all these amazing spring activities that you can enjoy without needing to access the 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.

April 27, 2021

Written by Amy Ney
Because the Parkway is 469 miles long, it has the third largest geographical range of any national park and is one of the most biologically diverse units of the NPS. The road corridor and adjacent recreation areas provide a refuge for lots of native things: over 2,000 plant species, 30+ each of amphibians and reptiles, 60 different mammals, 225 bird species and almost a hundred different species of fish!

December 31, 2020

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
When high elevation nighttime temperatures dip below freezing, sections of the Parkway may be closed due to ice and snow. The roadway is not plowed or salted so closed areas become wonderful winter playgrounds for pedestrians, cyclists, skiers and snowshoers alike.

April 17, 2020

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
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.