Things To Do
The Blue Ridge Parkway has something for everyone. Whether you like to hike or prefer to enjoy a nice picnic, the Parkway offers a great range of activities for you to enjoy. If you'd like to be involved in park events, see our schedule of events. For ideas on itineraries on the road, see our suggested itineraries.
There are seven campgrounds that serve the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read more
Join a Park Ranger for walks, hikes, and campfire programs. Read More
Julian Price Park offers wonderful opportunities for boating on Price Lake. Read more
The Parkway offers a peek into the regions historical music background at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Read more
There are over 360 miles of trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read more
Unpack your basket at 13 picnic areas throughout the park. Read more
There are many chances to snap your favorite picture along the Parkway. Read more
There are many more activities to do along the parkway... Stop by a visitor center for more information.
Did You Know?
The first contract for work on the Blue Ridge Parkway, awarded to Nello Teer Construction Company of Durham, NC in the height of the Great Depression, was for over $316,000. Teer purchased a new steam shovel for the project!