• Image of beautiful sunrise over blue misty mountains.

    Blue Ridge

    National Heritage Area North Carolina

Fees & Reservations

No admission fees are charged by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area or by the two National Park lands located within—the Blue Ridge Parkway or Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Did You Know?

Cradle of Forestry (photo courtesy of Beth Coleman)

The first school of forestry in America was established in the North Carolina mountains. It is now preserved as the Cradle of Forestry National Historic Site- located within the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.