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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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