Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Description:

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is a place unlike any other on Earth, where ancient landscapes enchant the eye and age-old traditions warm the heart. The distinctive landscape of the North Carolina mountains and foothills combined with the region's living traditions of craft, music, agriculture and Cherokee heritage create a wealth of natural and cultural treasures unmatched in our country.

Directions:

The Parkway connects Shenandoah National Park near Waynesboro, VA (Milepost 0) with Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cherokee, NC (Milepost 469).  There are entrances and exits at all major federal and state highways and part of a Parkway experience is getting into the towns and communities of the region.  Asheville and Boone, NC and Roanoke, VA are the largest cities along the way.  In Virginia, Interstates 64, 81, and 77 all have directions for accessing the Parkway.  The same is true for Interstates 40 and 26 in North Carolina.

Phone:

Email:

Peter_givens@nps.gov

Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Road

Asheville, NC 28803

Activities:

Auto Touring Biking Boating Camping Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Wildlife Viewing Photography

Organization:

NPS - National Park Service

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