Blue Ridge Parkway

Along the highest ridge tops of the Southern Appalachians, the Blue Ridge Parkway serves as the gateway to incredible outdoor adventure and breathtaking mountain vistas.

Explorers of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Fall Scenic Drives: Early Color

by Asheville Insider
In the early fall, trees begin changing color at the highest…

Asheville Under $100: Do It All the Budget-Savvy Way

by Del Holston
Asheville is well known for its splurge-worthy attractions…

Blue Ridge Parkway Package

Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway offers anglers an experience of a lifetime! This two night package will provide a nice getaway for you and/or that special…

Hiking Craggy Gardens

by K.C. Cronin

Even after 14 years of living in Asheville, just a glimpse of the Blue Ridge Mountains casts a spell on me. It looks so far away but ahh…it is not. Just a short drive from downtown and I’ll be at Craggy Gardens (Craggy for short) and a soaring 5,892 … read more

How To: Road Biking Adventures in Asheville

by Shayla Martin

Riverside Drive Riverside Drive features a bike lane for road cyclists and is a great option for a flat ride along the French Broad River without going too far outside of downtown Asheville . A common place to start for a ride on Riverside Drive is … read more

Craft Your Fall Adventure in Asheville

by Janet Moore

Fall in Western North Carolina brings leaf peepers from near and far who crave the sight of brilliant fall foliage; the crunch of a just-picked apple; and a cup of warm cider on a chilly evening. It also brings food fans who come for the wide variety … read more

The Beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway

by Asheville Insider

The seed was planted for a scenic road through the Blue Ridge Mountains when North Carolina geologist Joseph Hyde Pratt proposed a mountain toll roll stretching from Marion, VA, to Tallulah, GA. World War I halted work on the road, but the idea of a … read more

Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Packages