Information on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall Foliage Reports, Live Webcams, Balloon Rides, Snow Skiing and Tubing, and other attractions in the Blue Ridge Mountains is available here.
Spring and summer activities — indoors and outdoors, for children and adults — abound in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. For your convenience we’ve compiled an extensive list of the best ones here. For both the young and the young at heart, there is everything from magical train rides through the mountains to wildlife tours on foot … and everything in between.
Zip lines in the Blue Ridge Mountains are incredibly popular and exciting, and some of the fastest and most thrilling zip lines in the nation are located right here in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. Our list includes zip lines for all ages, with no experience required.
Whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and tubing are very popular, and can be enjoyed both rain or shine. You’ll find our extensive list of fun and exciting outdoor water sports and adventures here.
Professional fly fishing guides help both novices and experienced fishermen have more fun and catch more fish on beautiful public and private mountain streams, lakes and rivers.
Guided horseback rides offer an opportunity to explore the mountains in a fun way, and it’s a great activity for families and couples.
For a totally unique perspective, view the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains from the air in a hot-air balloon.
If you’re looking for a terrific golf experience, we’ve prepared a list of excellent mountain golf courses, all with challenging greens, beautiful layouts, scenic views, abundant wildlife, and great golf pros.
Two of the most popular attractions are Grandfather Mountain with its lofty altitude, beautiful scenery, mile-high swinging bridge, environmental habitats for native wildlife, nature museum, restaurant, gift shop, hiking trails, picnic areas, naturalist programs and more. …and Chimney Rock Park, with its 400-ft.-high Hickory Nut Falls, nature trails, newly renovated elevator and Sky Lounge, guided hikes and rock climbing, workshops and many other special events.
Those who enjoy two-wheeled touring will find motorcycle rental firms listed here.
Adults enjoy art and craft galleries throughout the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains.
Every vacation deserves great food, so our list of restaurants in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains is guaranteed to wet your appetite and satisfy your palate, whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, a hearty breakfast, a good lunch, or a fun family meal, you’ll find what you need here.
One of the most popular attractions in our area is the Blue Ridge Parkway and the many other scenic highways and byways. We’ve provided an extensive list of fun roads, with beautiful views and lots of curves and elevation changes. Clicking on each map will take you to an interactive Google map of the scenic road so you can zoom in or out, and get distances and other details. We’ve also created a list of live webcams, maps and other information for great rides in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
You’ll also find information on the best inns, resorts, and vacation rentals on our Accommodations page.
We hope you have a wonderful time this year in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
To help you enjoy your trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains we’ve compiled a list of live video feeds along the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as Live Webcams at Blue Ridge Mountain resorts in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
And for the latest reports on fall leaves, check out our Fall Foliage guide.
You’ll find maps of the most scenic mountain roads, with lots of fun curves and elevation changes in our Best Mountain Roads guide.
For Blue Ridge Parkway mile-markers of rest-stops, hours of operation, Park rules and regulations, and an interactive map, visit our Blue Ridge Parkway guide.
To help you have a safe mountain getaway, you’ll find the latest information on road closures and weather here.
You’ll find extensive lodging info for the Blue Ridge Mountains in our Accommodations guide, from romantic and luxurious hotels and resorts to the most cozy bed and breakfast inns, lodges, and cabins.
Some have elegant rooms with magnificent views and gorgeous landscaping, private fireplaces and whirlpool baths. Most provide free coffee and wifi. Many offer afternoon wine & cheese tastings. All are clean and comfortable.
They’re all located within a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and many are pet friendly.
Activities for children and adults abound in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll find great ideas for fun and adventure, shopping and sightseeing on our Activities and Attractions guide, including an extensive list of ski resorts from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.
Of course no getaway would be complete without good food and drink, so whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, a great breakfast or lunch, you’ll find just what you need in our extensive Blue Ridge Mountains Dining guide.
You’ll find a thorough list of micro breweries and pubs in our Craft Beer Breweries guide.
You’ll find the best Blue Ridge Mountain winemakers in our Wineries and Vineyards guide.
We hope you have a wonderful time in the mountains this winter!