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.
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.