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Blue Ridge Parkway

THE BOONE REGION OF THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY PROVIDES STUNNING VIEWS

The Blue Ridge Parkway is the second most visited unit of the National Park Services and welcomes more than one million visitors annually. The Parkway was "born" in the NC High Country at Cumberland Knob in 1935 and it was completed here at Grandfather Mountain in 1987 with the opening of the iconic Linn Cove Viaduct.

The Parkway drive is a relaxing 45 mph route providing visitors the opportunity to explore the Boone Area in many different ways. Boone Area hallmarks of the Blue Ridge Parkway experience include over 50 hiking trails, more than 20 overlooks, electric autumn color, and explosive spring blooms making the Parkway a "must see" on the itinenary.

Ways of exploring the Parkway are as endless as they are vast. It is impossible to take a bad photograph on "America's favorite drive" as it is beautiful anytime of year, with fall being its most coveted season. So, make sure to bring a camera while traveling along this famous leisure road! In the Boone area, getting a shot of the Iconic Linn Cove Viaduct is important since it is one of the most photographed spots on the Parkway.  

Boone area Parkway landmarks range from easy trails to experience nature, dozens of spectacular waterfalls such as Crabtree Falls, Linville Falls and the Cascades, to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the East and only a short hour away from the Boone Area. 

 

 

Featured Events

Jul 27

65th Season of "Horn in the West"

6/25/16 – 8/6/16
"Horn in the West" legacy outdoor drama thrills young and old alike with this adventure from our nation's… more
Jul 27

Guided Tours at Hickory Ridge Living

6/28/16 – 11/18/16
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum invites you to a guided tour of five log cabins. Presented by 18th century… more
Jul 27

K-9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs

7/23/16 – 7/31/16
These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at half-time shows and on television. First-come,… more
Jul 29

Concerts on the Jones House Lawn

6/3/16 – 8/26/16
The Jones House Community Center is situated on King Street in downtown Boone, next to the Mast General Store's Old… more
Jul 30

Mornings at Hickory Ridge Museum

5/7/16 – 11/26/16
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum invites you to explore six log cabins and additional outbuildings presented by… more
Jul 30

Schaefer Popular Series: Trombone

7/30/16
New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a… more
Jul 30

The Odyssey: An Interactive Children's

7/16/16 – 7/30/16
"This fast-paced and funny adaptation brings Homer's original story to life for young audiences. Odysseus and his… more
Aug 06

Riders In The Sky

8/6/16 – 8/7/16
Americas favorite cowboys and Grammy Award winners Riders In The Sky entertain "The Cowboy Way"€ at high… more
Aug 06

Schaefer Popular Series: Jerry Douglas

8/6/16
Dobro master and 13-time Grammy-award winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the… more
Aug 07

Gran Fondo National Championship Series

8/7/16
"Come Challenge Yourself" Event is open to riders of all ability levels from Beginner to Elite.… more
Aug 13

Art in the Park

8/13/16
Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent; it'€™s now… more
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