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


Last updated 3/3/2021 at 4:17pm

Looking Glass Rock, seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway in spring. (Times photo by Sean Trapp)

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, Parkway trails, overlooks and open spaces provided safe ways for visitors to recreate responsibly, to get outside and to stay active, according to a Parkway press release.

Visitation highlights from the Parkway in 2020 include:

•2020 visitation represents an overall 6 percent decrease from 2019 Parkway recreation visits.

•The Parkway took the top spot in National Park Service (NPS) visitation as one o...

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