Blue Ridge Parkway


Recent Stories

Rocky Knob Project Takes Root

After seven years of citizen input, organizing, and research, the long-awaited “Rocky Knob Project” has acquired land in the bi-county region near the Rocky Knob Recreation Area, around Parkway Milepost 170. more »

Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM Blue Ridge Parkway

Oldest Church West of the Alleghenies Turns 225

The 600-square-foot, unheated building was once the site of three-hour sermons, with attendees likely choosing the grassy slope outside over the backless puncheon benches. more »

May 29, 2012 12:00 AM Blue Ridge Parkway

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Can Blue Ridge Parkway amenities – many built in the 1940s and '50s – meet today's travelers' needs? And even if the parkway wanted to upgrade, could it be done? more »

Oct 30, 2010 12:00 AM Blue Ridge Parkway

Virginia Parkway Tag: It's Time

Six years and two failed attempts later, a dedicated Blue Ridge Parkway speciality plate is at the edge of becoming a reality. Here's how to help the cause and the cash-strapped parkway. more »

Sep 1, 2010 12:00 AM Blue Ridge Parkway

Protecting Parkway Biodiversity

The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway has about 400 road crossings, each one a "pathway for exotics." Here's at look at how parkway officials are working to protect nearly 5,000 species. more »

Jul 30, 2010 12:00 AM Blue Ridge Parkway