• The long vistas are part of a Blue Ridge Parkway experience

    Blue Ridge

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People

The Blue Ridge Parkway is an experience like no other. Throughout the span of 470 miles, there are various historical stories that you can learn. Most of these stories are of important people who have helped shape the history of these mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. See below to learn more about how these people played an important role in the foundation of the Parkway, and the history of these mountains.

Did You Know?

Waterfalls

Within the boundaries of the Blue Ridge Parkway are 47 Natural Heritage Areas set aside as national, regional, or state examples of exemplary natural communities.