Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Father's Day Weekend and COVID-19 Updates

The weather forecast for the Father's Day Weekend is beautiful! If you're treating Dad to an outdoor weekend, we're sharing updates on facilities and conditions that may affect your visit.

Blue Ridge Parkway & The Orchard at Altapass

June 13th - Opening day for the iconic Orchard at Altapass. This year, the Orchard is reducing their hours and have created safe spaces for guests to shop, eat, and enjoy the views.  Hours will be Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.  The dance ...

N.C. COVID-19 Updates

What an interesting week! The rains have pushed forward, the sun is shining and everyone is excited about spending time outdoors.  First, this link takes you to North Carolna's Health and Human Services website describing the partial re-opening of N.C. businesses.  As you plan your days and visits ...

Updates and Opening Schedules for the Blue Ridge Parkway

The National Park Service plans to re-open the majority of the Blue Ridge Parkway on May 15th. In addition to the roadway, all trails will be open. 

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