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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

May 15

Grandfather Mountain Naturalist Weekend

5/15/15 – 5/17/15
The Grandfather Mountain Naturalist Weekend is a fascinating collection of programs and guided walks offered to help… more
May 16

Beech Mountain Metric

5/16/15
he Beech Mountain Metric is a classic mountain metric century that finishes at the top of Beech Mountain, famed climb… more
May 31

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts at

5/31/15
David Holt and the Lightning Bolts will be performing from 12pm until 3pm on Saturday, May 31, 2015. The band plays… more
Jun 01

Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

6/1/15 – 6/14/15
Join Grandfather Mountain for special programs designed to help visitors get the most out of the memorable sight of… more
Featured Events
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Boone, NC 28607
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