Northwest Trading Post


  • Food
  • Gift or Craft Sales
  • Picnic Tables
  • Visitor Center/Book Sales

The Northwest Trading Post has local color on its shelves, hewed from the imagination and perseverance of local citizens. The trading post deals in the home-crafted products of Ashe and ten neighboring counties of northwest North Carolina. A Blue Ridge Parkway visitor center was added onto the Northwest Trading Post in 2002. The visitor center is a valuable resource for information on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the surrounding area.

Sally Mae’s on the Parkway

Sally Mae’s on the Parkway is located at Milepost 259 in the Northwest Trading Post building. You can find handcrafted and gift items. This beautiful location in Ashe County, North Carolina is a great place to stop and have lunch or a snack at one of our picnic tables and soak up the beautiful mountain scenery.