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Pat & Chuck Blackley

Elizabeth Hunter, who began contributing to this magazine with its first issue and served as its award-winning columnist until her retirement at the end of 2014, also wrote dozens of articles, with care, awe and love, about the Blue Ridge Parkway. more

Features

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

Blue Ridge Parkway

Twenty-three years after writing a brief historical summary of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s early years, Ed Abbuehl told an interviewer that the parkway represented “a magnificent example of cooperation.” more

Blue Ridge Parkway

Gary Johnson remembers the day in the spring of 1975 when the chairman of Virginia Tech’s landscape architecture department announced that the Blue Ridge Parkway was looking for student landscape architects who wanted summer jobs. more

Blue Ridge Parkway

When 70-year-old Whit Sizemore was a little boy, he climbed an apple tree to watch something amazing – the building of the Blue Ridge Parkway. more

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway's venerable split-rail fences, once in disrepair, are finally being restored. more

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...Or, Giving Lizzie Mabry Her Due About 3 million people a year visit the beautiful spot at Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 176.2, where nearly 100 years ago a strong, hard-working couple came to live and make themselves a life on the land... more

Favorite Articles

Magic At Milepost 239: The Parkway’s midpoint offers one of its signature spots. more

Fall Travel

The beginnings of a beautiful park.

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Parkway

A look at the original Blue Ridge Parkway landscape architect, Stanley Abbott. more

Favorite Articles

I've lived within 20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway most ­­of my adult life. But until last spring, I hadn't thought about it in any sustained or concentrated way. more

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