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Blue Ridge Parkway at Asheville, North Carolina
Blue Ridge Parkway/Outdoors
Asheville, North Carolina, 28803 | 540-767-2490
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Take a scenic Drive Along the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway

You won't find a more all-American road than the Blue Ridge Parkway. The 469-mile National Parkway, which you can enter just one mile from our Asheville, NC hotel, delivers some of the most spectacular scenery you'll ever encounter. It's a veritable gateway to America's cultural past. Learn about it all by stopping into any number of Visitor Centers along your journey. And driving isn't the only activity you can engage in. You can also hike and bike, view amazing animals and birds, and take pictures to remember your trip by.


Prices -

There is no fee to drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Hours -

The Blue Ridge Parkway is open 24/7 though there may be road closures due to weather, construction or maintenance.


  • Highlands Village Square Art Show
  • Blowing Rock Art & Antique Show
  • Mountain Artisans Craft Show


  • Driving
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Is the road safe for long-distance travel?

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is safe for any kind of travel as long as it's open, which is every day of the year. Exceptions are for certain sections that may be shut down because of ice or snow as well as maintenance or construction. That’s why it’s always a good idea to check the conditions of the road before heading out. For details, call the Park Information Line at 828-298-0398. 
  • are there any rules i need to know about?

    There are several rules that must be adhered to on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is part of the National Park Service. The speed limit is 45 miles per hour. If you’re going to pull off the road, you must do so either on the shoulder or in a designated parking area. Dogs must be on a leash while you are walking in the Park. Camping is permitted but only in campgrounds or specific sites.

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