The small stretch of white barely visible in the valley is the Mt. Airy Granite Quarry. Beneath the ground lies a mountain of granite. The grayish white granite is ideal for monuments, bridges and buildings.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide is a privately owned website authored by Joe Veler and Sarah Cooke, who began work on the site after discovering their shared love of the Parkway. It is a part of the Virtual Blue Ridge Network, which aims to share the Parkway experience with long-distance viewers and to enhance it for visitors and residents. To read more about the Virtual Blue Ridge Network, the history of this project, and what you can expect to find on the Blue Ridge Parkway Guide, click here.