Greetings from Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway I holds so many memories from my childhood I’m not sure I can pick one so I will tell you what it meant to our family. It days together enjoying the beauty of mother nature. Having our father teach us how to track and notice small signs of what was going on around us. We we were taught to leave it as we found it or better and why it was important. I found my love and respect of all life there.


Blue Ridge Parkway

Extending more than 450 miles between Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a trip through the history of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the people who have lived here for hundreds of years. This meandering road ties together diverse landscapes and conserves architecture, industry and cultural traditions associated with the mountain communities of southern Appalachia. Visitors can while away an afternoon listening to traditional music at the Blue Ridge Music Center, learn about the life of early settlers at Mabry Mill, or peruse traditional arts and crafts at the Folk Art Center, among other adventures.

State(s): North Carolina Virginia,

Established: 1936

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