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We are so thankful for sunrises and sunsets from the Parkway. These hours of brilliance really being out the magic in this place. Photo from MP 407 by Steven Freedman, © 2016 All Rights Reserved. #thankful #thanksgiving #gratitude
The Parkway is thankful for its partners who recognize the importance of shared stewardship in caring for the Blue Ridge Parkway. Parkway partner organizations range come in all shapes and sizes and make a big difference every day on the Parkway. From tending gardens and staffing visitor centers to raising millions of dollars to protect park resources, Parkway partners make a difference for park visitors today and for years to come. Brinegar Cabin Garden by H.Blackwood, © 2016 All Rights Reserved. #thanksgiving #thankful
During this week dedicated to giving thanks we will be sharing some of the things we are thankful for here on the Parkway! So why not start with all of you?!? Each year the Parkway sees over 15,000,000 visitors and each one comes to see this place with fresh eyes. You explore this place, learn about it, some of you even love it so much you decide to move closer just to be nearby. Thank you for the gift of your time spent here and for the many kind words you've shared with Parkway lovers yet to be. So what are you thankful for? Please share in the comments! Visitors enjoying sunset at Wildcat Rocks (MP 241.1) #sunset #thankful #thanksgiving #findyourpark
National Parks, including Blue Ridge Parkway, take care of historic items by storing them in secure areas and keeping an accurate catalog of all artifacts and documents in the collection. Parks also have professional conservators perform conservation treatment to help preserve objects that may otherwise deteriorate over the years. Check out this "before and after" below of a gas pump that was at Waterrock Knob during the 30s and 40s. #museummonday #parkwayhistory
A foggy morning on the Parkway has a special way of bringing out the subtle beauty of this place. It gives you cause to slow down, stop and really look. Pastoral landscape through the fog taken in the northern most district of the Parkway. #fog #visitvbr #virginia
"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience like and the world." - John Milton Sunset from Caney Fork Overlook by Kristina Plaas, © 2016 All Rights Reserved. #sunset #mountains #gratitude
How many of you out there can name this tunnel on the Parkway? The unusual placement of this tunnel and those near it are a fun surprise for many first time Parkway goers. #tunneltuesday #triviatuesday Photo by Kristina Plaas, © 2017 All Rights Reserved.
This place is magic. This place means adventure. This place can teach. This place can heal.This place is ours. It belongs to all Americans and we are free to explore it because of the women and men who have given their time in service to this country. It is for all of those souls that we are thankful today. To all veterans, thank you for your service on this day and every day.#veteransday Photo of Looking Glass Rock by Steven Freedman, © 2017 All Rights Reserved.
Rangers on the northernmost end of the Parkway are reporting waning color in the district. There is still good color to be found Parkway wide, but it won’t last long. Photo from north end taken November 8, 2017. #fall #roadtrip #findyourpark
What’s around that next bend ...? Better go check! Hope you get a chance to take a Parkway adventure before winter weather sets in. #virginia #beauty #adventure #sun #roadtrip #findyourpark
Sometimes you don’t have to hit a sunset to grab that “golden glow” effect. This shot, taken by Parkway staff, was taken at around 2pm on an overcast day. That light sure accentuates the remaining fall color. Photo taken near Mount Pisgah. #mountains #fall #autumnlingers #goldenhour
It's shaping up to be a beautiful weekend on the Parkway. The road is open, fall color is still lovely in many places and the October crowds have fallen off a little. Come and enjoy some time on the Parkway. Photo taken near Mt. Jefferson
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