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July 13, 2016
Restoration of the Sharp Top Trail
Sharp Top Trail, near Peaks of Otter (Milepost 86), will be closed on weekdays for trail reconstruction from July 18 - September 17, 2016. The trail will be closed from the Nature Center near the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center to the intersection with the Summit Loop Trail near the Sharp Top Bus Shelter. The trail will be open on Saturday and Sunday of each week.

April 27, 2016
Tourism to Blue Ridge Parkway creates $952 Million in Economic Benefits
Fifteen million visitors to the Parkway in 2015 spent $952.1 million in communities near the park. This spending supported 15,337 jobs across the region and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $1.3 billion.

October 08, 2015
Blue Ridge Parkway Encourages Visitors to Enjoy the View and Watch the Road
Blue Ridge Parkway rangers and staff plan to welcome approximately two million visitors along the 469-mile scenic route this October. With fall color beginning, park managers want to remind the public that a Parkway drive is different than most.

April 23, 2015
Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Announce $700,000 Centennial Challenge Funding
The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce that $710,035 will be directed to addressing critical repairs along the 469-mile corridor.


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