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Blue Ridge Parkway Open Despite Government Shutdown

The Blue Ridge Parkway will remain open for driving, hiking and nature exploration despite the government shutdown.  However, the facilities including welcome centers, bathrooms, museums and other education centers along the parkway will be closed.  To make your drive most

Milepost 299-317

Wildflowers You Might Spot From Milepost 299-317 Dwarf Iris – Mar-April Mayapple – Mar-April Serviceberry Sarvis – Mar-May Buttercups – Mar-June Wild Strawberry – Mar-June Crested Dwarf Iris – Apr-May Soloman’s Seal – Apr-May Carolina Rhododendron – Apr-June Dogwood –

Linn Cove Viaduct

After 52 years of construction, the Blue Ridge Parkway was completed in September 1987.Ground was broken on September 11, 1935 at Cumberland Knob, North Carolina, and all but 7.5 miles of its 469 were constructed by 1967.  During the intervening