Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway by Leonard M. Adkins is the "go-to" book on every hike on the Parkway. From a few steps off the pavement to strenuous hikes, Mr. Adkins details every place you can walk. There is lots of invaluable information in the appendices, as well.
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The Mountains-To-Sea Trail Across North Carolina, Walking A Thousand Miles Through Wildness, Culture And History
Not many new hiking trails arrive these years, so when a new one does surface, it's great to have a guide to help you plan a walk along it. What Danny Bernstein has done with The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina, is produce not a how-to book, but rather a why-to book.
North Carolina Legislature Retains Specialty Plates For Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Appalachian Trail
The North Carolina Legislature passed a law that now authorizes the use of full-color specialty license plates. This money is used to support several national parks in the state.
Blue Ridge Parkway officials have come up with a series of detours to help visitors get around a 20-mile stretch of the scenic parkway that will be closed indefinitely due to a slope failure that has left cracks in the roadway.
Structural engineers have been called in to assess a 21-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway that was closed down the other day due to the appearance of cracks in the pavement.
A crack in the Blue Ridge Parkway has led officials to close a 21-mile stretch of the scenic parkway until they can more closely assess the stability of the road.
There are restaurants in and near national parks that serve up some mighty fine food, but not all of them offer an outstanding view to go with your meal. What are your choices for the restaurant with the best view in or near a national park?
Historic preservation can be a costly, and regular, routine. That's why the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation needs your help to repair the waterwheel of the historic Mabry Mill at Milepost 176 along the parkway.
As people become more and more wedded to mobile devices, the National Park System is trying to keep up—and so are its friends. To engage visitors and potential supporters, national park friends groups and foundations are enticing the public with high technology. Here are some savvy ways that’s happening.
Just as the Blue Ridge Parkway winds 469 miles down the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains through Virginia and North Carolina, so too does an Appalachian tradition of mountain music run deep in the history and culture of the people whose ancestors settled the region and gave it its special character.