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The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide by Virtual Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States noted for its scenic beauty. The Parkway winds for 469.1 miles (755 km) from the southern terminus of Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive in Virginia to U.S. 441 at Oconaluftee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cherokee, NC. It runs through the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. There is no fee for using the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Latest News Updates

10/25/2013 Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Color Report for October 25, 2013
10/22/2013 Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Color Report for October 22, 2013
10/2/2013 Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Color Report for October 2, 2013
2/20/2013 Merlefest 2013 Announces Additions to Lineup
2/6/2013 Grandfather Mountain's Morely the Golden Eagle Passes Away
2/6/2013 Second Annual "Critter Crawl" at Grandfather Mountain
2/6/2013 Granfather Mountain Updates Botany Displays

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Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge by Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, and Marilou Wier BordonaroThis guidebook provides all the information you need to locate the best waterfalls along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Other Recommended Books

» Best Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway by Randy Johnson

» Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway by Victoria Logue, Frank Logue, and Nicole Blouin

» Building the Blue Ridge Parkway by Karen J Hall and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway

» More information on the Blue Ridge Book Club

Blue Ridge Parkway
Fall Color Update

(updated 10/25/2013)

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Blue Ridge Parkway Destination - Graveyard Fields, Milepost 418.8

The Graveyard Fields area is one of the most popular hiking areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Summer visitors enjoy seasonally cool days and can experience several waterfalls. Fall visitors experience vivid colors and the opportunity to collect blueberries. Anyone visiting Graveyard Fields that sees its open-faced natural beauty might wonder about the origin of its name. Most theories suggest that the destruction of a spruce forest years ago left behind stumps which gave the area the appearance of a graveyard. Read more about this overlook...

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