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Blue Ridge Parkway

The Boone region of the Blue Ridge Parkway provides stunning views including this one of the iconic Linn Cove Viaduct.
Our Blue Ridge Parkway content will guide you through the Ultimate Part of the Parkway.

Our parkway pages, ranging from Basics of the Parkway to Camping, from Hiking to Top Overlooks and more will help you experience the Boone leg of America's Favorite Drive.  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.  Today, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the second most visited unit of the National Park Services and welcomes more than one million visitors annually.

Boone area Parkway landmarks range from Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the East, to dozens of spectacular waterfalls, among them Crabtree FallsLinville Falls, and the Cascades.

A Parkway sojourn is a peak experience - a relaxing, 45-mph route that's continually at the crest. Dozens of overlooks invite you to pull off for a view. Easy trails entice you back to nature. Electric autumn color, not to mention explosive spring blooms and cool summer days, are all Boone area hallmarks of the Blue Ridge Parkway experience. 

Featured Events

Jan 29

Midnight Blast at Appalachian Ski

12/26/14 – 2/28/15
The regions only late-night skiing and snowboarding! The slopes will be open continuously from 5pm until 12pm Midnight… more
Jan 29

Whimmy Diddles n' Flipper Dingers: TOYS

10/10/14 – 2/1/15
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum'€™s latest exhibition, Whimmy Diddles & Flipper Dingers: Toys of… more
Featured Events
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