Popular Destinations

  • Bare rocks in the foreground with green, rolling mountains stretching off to the horiaon
    Humpback Rocks

    Climb to a rock outcropping high on the mountain or visit a 1890s farm where settlers scratched out a living in the rocky soil.

  • bridge over James River
    James River

    Picnic by the river then stroll across the pedestrian bridge to explore the canal lock.

  • Sharp Top Mountain and Peaks of Otter Lodge across Abbott Lake.
    Peaks of Otter

    Hike to the summit of Sharp Top Mountain or end your day with a stay at Peaks of Otter Lodge.

  • rosebay rhododendrons
    Rocky Knob

    Venture into the backcountry in this rugged part of the Parkway.

  • Old-fashioned mill with reflection in water.
    Mabry Mill

    Have a picnic and watch a cultural demonstration at this historic, working mill.

  • Folk concert in the outdoor amphitheater,
    Blue Ridge Music Center

    Dance and sing along during music events or learn about the history of music in the Appalachians.

  • historic Brinegar cabin in early summer
    Doughton Park

    Step back in time with a tour of Brinegar Cabin or stretch your legs on Doughton Park's trails.

  • A close-up of Flat Top Manor, a historic country estate in the mountains.
    Moses. H. Cone Memorial Park

    Explore historic Flat Top Manor and wander old carriage trails at Moses Cone's estate.

  • A pink and indigo sunset is reflected in Price Lake with mountains in the background.
    Julian Price Memorial Park

    Rent a canoe to glide on Price Lake or hike and picnic around it.

  • the Linn Cove Viaduct in fall color. The viaduct is a concrete bridge curving around the mountain.
    Linn Cove Viaduct

    Drive along the Linn Cove Viaduct or take a hike to see the area from a new perspective.

  • Rushing waterfall at the top of a gorge surrounded by trees.
    Linville Falls

    Take a hike to rushing waterfalls and stop to smell the native wildflowers along the way.

  • Museum of North Carolina Minerals building with parkway sign and entrance path.
    Museum of North Carolina Minerals

    Discover the minerals that make mountains and chat with a ranger.

  • waterfall cascading over black rock face framed by green leafy trees
    Crabtree Falls

    Spend a night under the stars and listen for the waterfall nearby.

  • Rhododendron on top of Craggy Pinnacle overlooking the mountains and parkway.
    Craggy Gardens

    Hike to see wildflowers, fall leaves, and panoramic views.

  • aerial view of gallery in Folk Art Center
    Folk Art Center

    Watch the artisans at work and tour a modern folk art gallery.

  • The main parkway visitor center in Asheville, with walls of windows overlooking fall color.
    Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center

    Chat with a ranger to plan your trip and watch the Parkway's orientation film.

  • view of mountains from Frying Pan Mountain
    Mount Pisgah

    Reach new heights in the high country and catch a bite to eat at Mt. Pisgah Inn's restaurant.

  • Red, orange, and yellow fall color dappled over mountains fading into the distance.
    Waterrock Knob

    Take in a sunrise or sunset at the parkway’s highest visitor center.

Last updated: July 27, 2017

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199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


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