Whether you desire to experience The Blue Ridge Parkway by milepost or activity type there is so much to offer. Everything from hiking, biking, driving, camping, picnicking and the list goes on and on. The Parkway encompasses Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Below are just a few of my favorite stops along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, which is more than just a road.
Mabry Mill and Rocky Knob
Within the Virginia side you will be able to get a glimpse of the early days of settlement and how traditional mountain life was lived at Mabry Mill and Rocky Knob. Probably one of the most photographed structures on the Blue Ridge Parkway is at Mabry Mill. Originally operated as a sawmill and gristmill this stop is rich in heritage and continues to be a favorite gathering place where on most Sunday afternoons you will find a variety of dancers and musicians gathering. You will also find an assortment of exhibits ranging from the blacksmith shop to the gristmill. If hiking is your thing then take the path into Rockcastle Gorge. If you want to stay on the Blue Ridge Parkway the Rocky Knob Cabins are the only cabins available for rent on the Parkway itself. Originally built back in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps these cabins are unique and rich in history. Read More→