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Explore Fall Foliage on the Blue Ridge Parkway

October 12, 2012, 8:53 am
By Heather Crowley Across the country, millions of visitors travel thousands of miles to enjoy the majestic beauty that is the National Park System. From the famed Yellowstone National Park to the lesser knowns, each brings its own unique landscape to the attention of the public. In 2011, the National Park ...

Oct 30
Haunts and Haints Ghost Stories of the Blue Ridge

October 30, 2010 06:00 PM  -  October 30, 2010 08:30 PM
North Carolina

NOTE: Please be aware that this event has already occured.
Join rangers for ghost stories of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Location: Doughton Park, Milepost 241 Enjoy informative ranger talks on the patio at Bluffs Lodge in the peak of leaf season. Read more at ...

Mabry Mill

Mabry Mill was built in 1910, and the historic water-powered grist mill, sawmill and nearby blacksmith shop provide visitors with a view of pioneer life along the Parkway. Water-powered grist mills like this once provided a valuable service to the local community. Today Mabry Mill remains one of the ...

Top Parks for Fall Foliage Drives

September 10, 2010, 11:02 am
Ah, yet another fall foliage season is upon us. Here at OhRanger.com, leaf-peeping is one of the most eagerly-anticipated rituals of autumn. Last year, we featured our favorite parks to visit to soak up the red and golden hues in all their glory. This year, we offer a slightly ...

Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th Anniversary

September 9, 2010, 10:28 am
This year, 2010, marks the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, often called “America’s Favorite Drive.” Named for the bluish tint that the mountains put off from a mixture of sunlight, forest and fog, parkway construction commenced in 1935, in part, to connect Shenandoah National Park in Virginia ...

Take the slow road: Blue Ridge Parkway

July 23, 2010, 9:17 am
Ask Ellen Smith where she lives, and she won't name a town or city. "Milepost 246," she'll say. That's because her home has been on the Blue Ridge Parkway since its earliest beginnings: "They were pouring gravel when I moved here when I was 6," she says. And on the ...

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