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January 13, 2022

Written by Blue Ridge Parkway Association
When the temperature drops below freezing and ice forms on the Parkway, portions of the road are closed to vehicle travel until they are safe and clear. But visitors can still walk, bike or ski on closed portions of the Parkway or on accessible Parkway trails. Plus, there are lots of places to stay and things to do in nearby communities.

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. Special events, hiking, live music, volunteering and lots more are included in this article.

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.

December 4, 2017

Written by Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, Alex Armstrong - PARI Special Projects
Stargazing tips from Mt. Mitchell south to Cowee Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Click here for details.