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Blue Ridge Parkway

Welcome to Blowing Rock’s section of the Blue Ridge Parkway! Our two most well-known Parkway areas are the Moses Cone Memorial Park, including Flat Top Manor, the Carriage Trails and Southern Highlands Craft Guild, and Julian Price Park, including the lake with canoe rentals, campground, picnic areas and trails. In addition, the Blowing Rock area features some overlooks with amazing views, hiking trails, and scenic stops. Stay in Blowing Rock and use us as your central hub to explore the Parkway either North or South of our mountain village.
Flat Top Manor - Moses Cone Memorial Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Moses Cone Memorial Park

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Julian Price Park

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teenagers kayaking on price lake

Parkway Activities & Interests

Moses Cone: The Denim King & His Gilded Age Manor

Moses Cone: The Denim King & His Gilded Age Manor

Born in Jonesborough, Tennessee in 1857, Moses Herman Cone was the eldest of 13 children born to Jewish-German immigrants. He and his brother, Caesar, worked with their father in his dry goods business in Maryland and later moved to Greensboro, NC, and partnered with...

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Birding in Blowing Rock

Birding in Blowing Rock

  Nuthatch photo by Jesse Pope Blowing Rock is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway and bordered by the Pisgah National Forest, providing close proximity and easy access to a multitude of habitats. This area of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides a home for about 160...

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Upcoming Parkway Events

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