Ever Want To Run A National Park Concession? Apply For Blue Ridge Parkway Concessions Contract

If you've ever wanted to get into the national park concessions business, now just might be the time. Officials at the Blue Ridge Parkway are seeking a company to run operations at three locations along the scenic drive.

Eleven TRACK Trails Debut Today: Program Doubles with "National Kids to Parks Day" Dedication

the first TRACKTrail opening at the Parkway in 2009
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks program is celebrating the National Kids to Parks Day by opening 11 new trails in three different states, doubling the size of their TRACK Trails program in one day.

A Masonic Marker On the Blue Ridge Parkway

BLRI - masonic marker
Hidden on the Blue Ridge Parkway spur is a Masonic Marker dating back to 1938. Freemasons gather here gather here every year to hear an address from their leader.

Public Input Wanted On Future Trail Connections Between The Blue Ridge Parkway And Asheville

Public process underway to find the optimum locations for possible connections between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Asheville as part of Buncombe County's Greenways and Trails Master Plan.

Roadwork Planned Through Year's End Along Blue Ridge Parkway

If you're planning on exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway this summer or through the fall, here's a heads' up on road projects that you might want to avoid if possible.

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Conveys New Communications Center Building to the Parkway

Ceremony for Center Debut
In late March, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation continued its cascade of contributions to the Parkway by conveying ownership of a new 1,800 square-foot Communications Center building.

Spring In the National Parks: Where Can You Find Wildflowers?

Spring is showing up in more and more corners of the country, which means it's a perfect time to check out what's blooming in the National Park System. Here's a quick list of some reliable sites to catch wildflowers in the weeks ahead.
As the Traveler's travel editor, I do my best to be in the right place at the right time. Recently, award-winning travel journalist Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS News, interviewed me to hear why off season is often a great time to visit a national park, especially if solitude is what you're looking for.

Blue Ridge Parkway CEO Honored By White House For Getting Kids Outdoors

Carolyn Ward, chief executive officer of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, has been honored by the White House for her organization's efforts to get kids outdoors.

Blue Ridge Parkway Sets Opening Schedule

Humpback Rocks Picnic Area Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway Sets Opening Schedule