Blue Ridge Parkway gearing up for season

The Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway opened this past Tuesday; the Linville Falls campground opens on Sunday, April 1 … the Blue Ridge Parkway and its many parks, facilities and campgrounds await the millions of visitors that tour the scenic route each year, reports (the Hendersonville Times-News online edition). More than 14 million people visited the parkway in 2010:

“Spring has barely begun, but visitors already are traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the early blossoms, said Tim Frances, Pisgah District forest ranger. …”

The article has a list of key facility opening dates. Most parkway-associated campgrounds don’t open until May 11.


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