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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 07

Legacy Outdoor Drama: "Horn in the West"

6/26/15 – 8/8/15
"Horn in the West" legacy outdoor drama thrills young and old alike with this adventure from our nation's… more
Jul 09

60th Annual Grandfather Mountain

7/9/15 – 7/12/15
Grab your kilt! Brawny athletes, delicate dancers, noisy bagpipe band parades, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular… more
Jul 10

Meet Scooby and Shaggy at Tweetsie

7/10/15 – 7/12/15
Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? Meet Scooby and Shaggy, as seen on Cartoon Network, at Tweetsie Railroad. Free… more
Jul 10

Music Fest 'n Sugar Grove

7/10/15 – 7/11/15
MusicFest has had a close association with Deep Gap native Doc Watson since its inception in 1997. The much-admired… more
Jul 11

Brian Stokes Mitchell with the Winston

7/11/15
Event date:  Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8:00pm Location:  Schaefer… more
Jul 17

Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

7/17/15 – 7/18/15
Come chill with the most sizzling BBQ competition teams in the southeast and the hottest bluegrass in the nation! Join… more
Jul 17

The David Grisman Sextet featuring

7/17/15
Event date: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 8:00pm Location:  Schaefer Center for… more
Jul 18

Art in the Park

7/18/15
Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent;… more
Jul 18

K-9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs

7/18/15 – 7/26/15
These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at half-time shows and on television. First-come,… more
Jul 18

The Beach Boys - App Summer Festival

7/18/15
Event date:  Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 8:00pm Location:  Holmes… more
Jul 23

Twenty Feet from Stardom’s Lisa Fischer

7/23/15
Event Date:  Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 8:00pm Location:… more
Jul 24

Symphony by Chetola Lake

7/24/15
Spend an evening under the stars by beautiful Chetola Lake with the Symphony of the Mountains. This annual outdoor… more
Jul 31

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

7/31/15
Event date:   Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:00pm Location: … more
Featured Events
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