No matter what the season, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the perfect place to share the breathtaking beauty of North Carolina’s mountains with your sweetheart. Below are just a few of our favorite “romantic spots” that are near Blowing Rock.
Rough Ridge Overlook – Milepost 302.8
Amazing views while hiking the Tanawha Trail up the mountain and over boardwalks. Bring your camera and recruit a fellow tourist to capture the moment.
Julian Price Park & Price Lake – Milepost 297-298
A beautiful setting for a picnic or a romantic canoe ride. Take a leisurely hike around the Lake, and stop to enjoy it all. Beautiful spot for a proposal!
Moses H. Cone Park – Milepost 294
Enjoy hiking or a romantic picnic on the carriage trails and find treasure for yourself or your significant other inside the Parkway Craft Center. Stop a minute on the front porch and enjoy a moment in the rocking chairs.
Thunder Hill Overlook – Milepost 290.3
For a romantic evening under the stars, turn on some tunes and drive to Thunder Hill. The views are far reaching and on a clear night the stars are amazing.
Check with your favorite Blowing Rock restaurant and ask if they can fix a picnic for you!