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Tents, Soft-Sided Campers Prohibited At Mount Pisgah

Blue Ridge Parkway officials announced that through July 1, 2021, tents and soft-sided campers are temporarily prohibited at Mount Pisgah Camp-ground. The campground, located near Milepost 408, has seen increasing bear activity in... — Updated 6/23/2021


Visitor Season Begins On Blue Ridge Parkway

National Park Service officials have announced the opening of the 2021 visitor season on the Blue Ridge Parkway with reminders that park visitors play a key role in protecting the historic 469-mile route. With many of the... — Updated 5/31/2021


Blue Ridge Parkway Announces 2021 Pavement Preservation Work

The National Park Service announced today that over 80 overlooks and parking areas and five picnic areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia will be resurfaced as part of the park’s pavement preservation program. The... — Updated 5/6/2021


Sycamore Cycles Trail Report – May 3 – Transylvania County

Closures •A prescribed burn in north Mills River will close sections of Squirrel Gap Trail (from Horse Cove Gap Trail to Laurel Creek Trail) and Horse Cove Gap Trail (from Funnel Top Road to Squirrel Gap Trail) on Monday, March... — Updated 5/3/2021


Come And Step Into The Cradle Of Forestry

The Cradle of Forestry is back and open for the 2021 season. The "birthplace of modern forestry," located off U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4... — Updated 4/26/2021


Cradle Of Forestry Back Open-Brevard, N.C.

The Cradle of Forestry is now open for the 2021 season. The "birthplace of modern forestry," located off U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,... — Updated 4/22/2021


New Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Named – Transylvania County, NC

Tracy Swartout, a 21-year National Park Service (NPS) veteran, has been named as the new Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent, effective May 23. Often described as “America’s... — Updated 4/19/2021


New Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Announced

Tracy Swartout, a 21-year National Park Service (NPS) veteran, has been named as the new Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent, effective May 23. Often described as "America's Favorite... — Updated 4/16/2021


Blue Ridge Parkway Recruits Volunteers For 'Project Parkway'

National Park Service officials announced today the third annual, Project Parkway, will take place on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Saturday, April 24, 2021. This single-day, park-wide volunteer  project  will help complete much... — Updated 3/25/2021


Wildlife Commission Adopts Proposed Rules For 2021-22

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) reviewed proposed rule changes at its business meeting on Feb. 25. The Commissioners accepted 40 of the proposed changes related to wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands... — Updated 3/15/2021


Parkway Sees 14 Million Visitors In 2020 – Transylvania County, NC

Blue Ridge Parkway managers announced Tuesday that an estimated 14,099,485 recreation visitors used the park in 2020. Despite impacts from road closures and the coronavirus pandemic... — Updated 3/3/2021


BRP Foundation To Host Webinar On Motorcycling The Scenic Route

Hit the open road virtually with Hawk Hagebak at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, for his humorous take on motorcycling up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway. This 30-minute webinar hosted... — Updated 2/22/2021


DAR Brevard Chapter Enters Its Second Century

As they welcomed the new year of 1921, the 9,300 residents of Transylvania County looked ahead with hope. The deadly Spanish flu pandemic and World War I were behind them, and the... — Updated 2/22/2021


FIND Outdoors Welcomes Two New Board Members – Pisgah Forest, NC

FIND Outdoors, a 49-year-old nonprofit based in Pisgah Forest, announced Emily Quinlan and Rusty Garrison as new board members for the 2021 season. President and CEO Natalie Britt and Tad Fogel, board chairman, were pleased with... — Updated 2/15/2021


Constance "Connie" Herrick Boylan

  Constance Herrick Boylan “Connie” passed away peacefully Jan. 28, 2021, after a long battle with dementia. She was born to Henry and Dorothy Day Boylan May 6, 1943, in Oak Park, Ill. After graduating from high school in Flin... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

S.C. National Guard Members Unplug In the Blue Ridge Mountains

When my friend Daniel Warren first approached me about guiding him and a few friends down the Art Loeb Trail, I..., was admittedly apprehensive. "Come on. It'll be fun! Just a few o... — Updated 1/25/2021


Temporary Road Closures For Pisgah Ranger District – Pisgah National Forest

The Pisgah Ranger District has temporarily closed several roads due to weather and road conditions. The following Forest Service Roads (FSR) are temporarily closed until weather and road conditions improve: •Avery Creek FSR 477... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Lookout Tower Challenge Offers Great Winter Hiking

One of the fun parts of Winter is getting way up in the mountains and gazing down through all the leafless sections of forest that normally block views during the warm months. With... — Updated 1/11/2021


Ask Us: Blue Ridge Parkway

Does the Blue Ridge Parkway close for the winter? The Blue Ridge Parkway does not close on a set schedule every year. However, the parkway is often closed in the winter months due to winter weather and poor road conditions. A... — Updated 1/11/2021


Blue Ridge Parkway Former Superintendent Dies At 86

Former National Park Service Director Gary Everhardt passed away on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, following a battle with COVID-19 and just days after his beloved wife, Nancy, died on... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Prescribed Burn At Sam Knob To Benefit Wildlife Habitat

Visitors on the Blue Ridge Parkway may have noticed a wall of haze and smoke in the Black Balsam area towards the end of November. This is not to raise concern, however. The fire... — Updated 12/14/2020


U.S. Forest Service Proposes Some Additional Access To Graveyard Fields

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced it is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) on a project that includes a proposal for additional access to the Graveyard... — Updated 11/25/2020


Dunn's Rock News

Making Lemonade Everyone is aware of the ways this global pandemic has had terrible consequences, but what about the ways our lives have changed that haven’t been all bad? When I... — Updated 11/11/2020


Map Focuses On Shining Rock & Middle Prong Wilderness Areas

Pisgah Map Company has been partnering with FIND Outdoors (formerly the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association – CFAIA) for the last year to create a new map for t... — Updated 11/9/2020


Quebec News

Quebec News Approaching the end of October and after amazing weather, we are beginning to see the real fall temperatures go down daily. Halloween will be in a few days and everyone is expecting it to be a different day as most of... — Updated 10/29/2020


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