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Changes for Blue Ridge Parkway in 2018

Linn Cove viaduct

The Blue Ridge Parkway’s project list for 2018 includes repairs to the Linn Cove Viaduct and Flat Top Manor at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, planning for 5,300 acres of recently acquired land near Waterrock Knob, the re-opening of the cafe at Doughton Park, and more.

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Section Hiking the Art Loeb Trail

Spur Trails and Campsite Along Art Loeb Trail

An 8.3-mile hike to the top of Shining Rock is perhaps the most scenic portion of the 30-mile Art Loeb Trail.

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A Capsule History of the Blue Ridge Parkway

A stone bridge on the parkway

A brief history of the Blue Ridge Parkway written by Dr. Anne Mitchell Whisnant, a professor at the University of North Carolina.

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Treasures of the Parkway

walkway up the mountain

Here, we outline some of the best overlooks, hikes and historic sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Driving Trails of Appalachia

Take a day or a week to discover Appalachia along one of the region’s many driving trails.

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Peter Givens

Countering Stereotypes in the Classroom and on the Parkway By Dan Radmacher Peter Givens has made a career out of dispelling Appalachian myths and stereotypes, first as a ranger for the National Park Service and now as a faculty member

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The Stanback Trails

Little Table Rock Mountain Trail is the longest of three newly designated Stanback Trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. It is located just a mile up the Parkway from the Heffner Gap Overlook at milepost 325.9, where a second Stanback Trail — the Rose Creek Trail — begins directly across the street.

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