Oct. 12, 2012. There is a special place for Christmas trees in the hearts of everyone. Along the Parkway can be seen this symbol of Christmas, but come and learn about this beloved fir beyond is tradition at the Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Program Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.
Oct. 5, 2012. October is upon us and the mountain foliage, true to form, is beginning to make the transition to the colors that bring so much attention here in the fall. Typically, the Blue Ridge Parkway experiences the much anticipated change in fall foliage around the middle of October. Many factors however contribute to variations in when and where colors will peak.
Sept. 18, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Sept. 21–23, 2012, are free and open to the public. What has a four chambered stomach, feeds on vegetation, can run up to 40 miles per hour, and has beautiful spotted young? Join a ranger to find out more about our furry friends the white-tail deer.
Sept. 18, 2012. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Civil War historian and award winning author Michael Hardy and a group of historic re-enactors will give a presentation on the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains.
Sept. 14, 2012. The High Country’s most well known resource for weather, Ray’s Weather, has recently announced the winners of the annual Ray’s Weather Calendar photo contest. As was the case in 2011, the Blue Ridge Parkway will be the theme for the calendar.
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
Sept. 10, 2012. The Linn Cove Viaduct turns 25 tomorrow, and numerous events are taking place celebrating the anniversary. (Post includes feature story by Randy Johnson depicting the history of the viaduct that was in High Country Magazine‘s Aug./Sept. issue.)
BY JESSE WOOD
Sept. 6, 2012. The anniversary celebrations for the Grandfather Mountain Mile High Swinging Bridge and the Blue Ridge Parkway Linn Cove Viaduct will be Sept. 11, 2012. Historic photos will be on display for those who have a personal connection to the building of the Viaduct or for those who want to simply enjoy the beauty of the area.
Aug. 21, 2012. The Blue Ridge Parkway has been called “America’s Favorite Drive” and for good reason. For generations people have stepped out into this living museum. Upon learning many things in this parkway ranger program you can test your knowledge about the great & small that define the beauty of the Blue Ridge.
Aug. 14, 2012. Join the rangers for a 2 mile evening stroll to Moses and Bertha Cone’s final resting place. Discover more about the Cone family…both their good and bad times. Meet on the Cone Manor Porch wearing good walking shoes and bring water and a flashlight for this 1.5 hour hike.
Aug. 9, 2012. Blue Ridge Mountain Ranger Programs for Aug. 17-18. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Civil War historian and award winning author Michael Hardy and a group of historic re-enactors will give a presentation on the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains.
Aug. 7, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Aug. 8-12 are free and open to the public. Join a ranger for a tour of the second floor of the beautiful, former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tours are held Saturdays and Sundays and last about 45 minutes. Tours will end the weekend of October 21, 2012.
Aug. 3, 2012.When local moonshiner Charlie Fox has a change of heart about his illicit line of work, he finds out that his “business partner” has no intention of letting him renege on their agreement. Charlie’s clever solution to his conundrum has become a local legend. Come hear the story from a Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger at this Aug. 10 free program.
July 31, 2012. Hear great stories from the Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers: When local moonshiner Charlie Fox has a change of heart about his illicit line of work, he finds out that his “business partner” has no intention of letting him renege on their agreement. Charlie’s clever solution to his conundrum has become a local legend.
July 24, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs July 27-29 are all free and open to the public thanks to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway for their financial support of these programs.
July 9, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs July 11 – 15 are all free and open to the public thanks to the financial support of Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National, and Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Join a ranger for a tour of the second floor of the beautiful, former home of Moses and Bertha Cone or visit the Linn Cove Viaduct.
June 26, 2012. UPDATE: Now includes statement from FHWA. Less than three years after a similar “rehabilitation” job, re-repairs to the Goshen Creek Bridge began in May to replace defective railing and the adjoining concrete deck. The bridge is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Concrete has been falling on an underpass and a nearby field that features a walking trail.
BY JESSE WOOD
May 25, 2012. Join a park ranger to learn how William Linville and his son would give their lives near the river’s end, to find out the name of that bird that gets up at 5 a.m. to sing into your window, and to learn about species conservation efforts. Each program is free to the public and are about 45 minutes in length. Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2; each program is at 7:30 p.m.