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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

Feb 27

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
Feb 28

Indoor Concerts at the Jones House

2/28/15 – 3/14/15
Indoor Concerts at the Jones House are intimate events with an audience limited to 40 seats. Hear exciting… more
Mar 04

Broadway Tour of RAIN: A Tribute to the

3/4/15
RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the… more
Mar 17

The Peking Acrobats at the Schaefer

3/17/15
The Peking Acrobats are an elite group of tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts, known for leaving… more
Mar 27

Banff Mountain Film Festival

3/27/15 – 3/28/15
Friday through Saturday, March 27 and 28, the Schaefer Center for Performing Arts at Appalachian State University will… more
Mar 28

Melt Down Games

3/28/15 – 3/29/15
A full weekend of crazy events you won't see any other time of the year! Plus, all slopes open with great conditions!… more
Featured Events
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