The Blue Ridge Parkway has each parkway entrance a directional sign indicates ‘north’ or ‘south’. North, toward the north end of the Parkway, leads to Shenandoah National Park. South, toward the south end of the Parkway, leads to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Blue Ridge Parkway is celebrating its 75 years for 2010.
The Blue Ridge Parkway has outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System. “America’s Favorite Drive” winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures complement spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys. Along the parkway are multiple hiking trails and picnic areas. Blowing Rock has two exits off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Blowing Rock is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Hemlock Inn is located downtown Blowing Rock just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hemlock Inn offers lodging for Blowing rock attractions and other festivals and events. Check out Blowing Rock accommodations and the specials we have going on right now on Blowing Rock lodging and Blowing Rock accommodations. We are a downtown inn in Blowing Rock nearby to all of the area’s attractions and activities.