Shelor’s Travel Guide: The Blue Ridge Parkway

February 14th, 2020 by

Spanning 469 miles, The Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s longest linear park and spans 29 different counties of Virginia and North Carolina. This modern automotive marvel showcases some of the most scenic locations the area has to offer, not to mention a lifetime of activities we will be covering further below.

With family friendly events every weekend such as rock climbing, artisan festivals, and educational classes; you will never find yourself bored driving though the rolling hills of the Appalachians. For you history enthusiasts out there, the parkway boasts an impressive amount of historic sites dedicated to local history and the Cherokee tribes of the past. Places such as The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum offer year round, free admission activities and exhibitions that promote local culture and community outreach.

For couples planning a weekend getaway look no further! The Blue Ridge Parkway offers multiple B&Bs, camp sites, and seclusive cabins to fit any idea of leisure you might have. An array of price points keeps your lodging expenses within whatever your budget may be and no matter where you stay, you’re never far from your next adventure. If you’re looking to add some exercise and exploration to your experience check out the Appalachian Mural Trail! Spanning towns big and small this project highlights different murals created by local artists and communities that showcase the beauty of Virginian culture.

We at Shelor highly recommend checking out The Blue Ridge Parkway and seeing what our local communities have to offer. Speaking of which, Shelor is offering ten $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the counties of Montgomery, Giles, Craig, Floyd, Wythe, Pulaski and Radford City. Follow this link to learn more! Shelor Scholarship.

If you have a favorite place on The Blue Ridge Parkway or have a topic you would like discussed in this blog feel free to contact us at As always, thank you for being a loyal customer and we wish you safe travels wherever you go.

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