Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary

August 28

This special event is in celebration of the Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th Anniversary. Join Park Rangers for guided tours along the "Voices of the Parkway Trail", and learn about parkway history. Tours will be at 10:00 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 10:40 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. This is a free activity, but registration is required. Call 828-298-5330 x 304. At 2:00 p.m., the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area will sponsor a free concert by the Elkville String Band, from North Wilkesboro, performing traditional old-time music.

Aug. 29th, 2010 Take the challenge! The Park's winding entrance road averages an uphill climb of 7%, but the views from the finish line are well worth the effort. Part of the 6th Annual Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad, medals are awarded in age groups. Registration begins at 6:30am. chimneyrockpark.com

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