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.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.