In 2010, The blue Ridge Parkway Celebrated its 75th anniversary. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a product of the New Deal’s efforts to provide jobs to the unemployed of the Great Depression. Construction began in September 1935 at Cumberland Knob near the North Carolina and Virginia state line.
The idea was to create a link between the Shenandoah National Park to the edge of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Completed in 1983 and streches 469 miles.
Our Favorite hike? Black Balsam and Sams Knob: Located at mile marker 420, Black Balsam serves up breaktaking views from it's bald ridges--you won't regret the 50 minute drive- promise.
Go for a drive or a bike ride...there are plenty of trails to explore and overlooks to picnic at- Visit their website to plan your day!