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May 15, 2020

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

May 15, 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!

April 17, 2020

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
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.

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.

June 15, 2019

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Ride along for our green tour of the Floyd and Meadows of Dan areas of the BRP in Virginia. We share our adventure of scenic beauty and wildlife, local food, brews and wine - and the best in sustainable lodging for all budgets. From quirky to luxury to antiques and hardware, we saw it all.

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.

November 27, 2017

Written by Jason Frye for Southern Living
“Three days, two lanes, and one spectacular fall road trip along the South’s most storied highway. Jason Frye, accompanied by his wife,…

November 27, 2017

Written by Jamie Jensen for Travel + Leisure
“Automobile ads love to show shiny vehicles cruising open highways under blue skies, with mountains and beaches nearby. But when was the…

November 27, 2017

Written by Krista Rossow, on assignment for National Geographic Travel
” As a travel photographer, I consider myself a puzzle solver. Despite best-laid plans, there are always elements I can’t anticipate. For…