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Public Parking & Weekend Shuttles

All public parking in Blowing Rock is free of charge. Blowing Rock’s downtown can get very busy on weekends, particularly in summer and fall. Here are a few parking tips to make your visit to town more enjoyable.

  • Finding a parking space is easiest before 11am and after 5pm.
  • Most spaces off Main Street do not have time limits- get in early and park all day!
  • There are multiple hotels, inns, and rentals within walking distance of downtown. Park at your room- no need to move your vehicle! Prices range widely, so there is an easy-parking stay for all budgets.
  • In summer and fall, weekdays are the best time to visit for easy parking and fewer crowds.
  • On event weekends, some local organizations may charge a small fee for parking in their lots, like Blowing Rock School and Rumple Church.

Park & Ride in Summer & Fall: Free weekend shuttles

  • Each Art in the Park show offers a free parking shuttle. All downtown visitors are encouraged to park at Tanger Outlets and ride the old-fashioned red trolley to Main Street. The continuous, direct route keeps wait time between stops to about 15 minutes.
  • A weekend shuttle route runs from May to October, free of charge. With stops at Tanger Outlets, Main Street, and hotels on Valley Boulevard, shoppers and visitors staying outside downtown can skip the search for a parking space. The shuttles, comfortable and accessible, are provided through Appalachian State University’s Appalcart- click here to see the route and schedule.

Public Parking Locations

On-Street Parking:

Public parking is located along both sides of Main Street and down Sunset Drive, with most spaces there limited to 3 hour parking between 9am and 6pm. (Some businesses on Main Street offer customer parking, so make sure to note signage when looking for general parking.) These spaces fill up quickly.

Public Parking Areas:

American Legion
1 block from Main St.
333 Wallingford St,
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
From parking deck, follow sidewalk to Laurel Lane, then left one block to Main Street. From American Legion building, cross Wallingford Street to sidewalk along Park Avenue- one block to Main Street.
Maple Street
1 block from Main St.
140 Maple Street,
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Exit lot at Maple Street and follow one block to Main Street.
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
1 block from Main St.
159 Ginny Stevens Lane,
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
From parking deck, follow sidewalk along Ginny Stevens Lane- one block to Main Street. Note: on-street parking across from the deck is available Mon-Sat only.
Public Restrooms available.
Robbins Pool/Broyhill Park
2 blocks from Main St.
173 Lakeside Drive,
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Enter Broyhill Park and follow paved trail 1 block along east side of lake (left when facing gazebo) to Laurel Lane sidewalk. Turn left, 1.5 blocks to Main Street.
A stair path from the lake trail is also available. At the top of the stairs, cross Wallingford Street and follow sidewalk along Park Avenue 1 block to Main Street.
Rotary Pavilion
3 blocks from Main St
203 Clark Street,
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Head to pavilion gazebo at the back of the parking area- path behind the pavilion leads into Broyhill Park (about 500 feet). Follow paved trail about 1 block along east side of lake (left when facing gazebo) to Laurel Lane sidewalk. Turn left, 1.5 blocks to Main Street.
A stair path from the lake trail is also available. At the top of the stairs, cross Wallingford Street and follow sidewalk along Park Avenue 1 block to Main Street.
Davant Field
3 blocks from Main St.
245 Clark Street,
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Unpaved. From path around the playing field, head to pavilion gazebo. The path behind the pavilion leads into Broyhill Park (about 500 feet). Follow paved trail about 1 block along east side of lake (left when facing gazebo) to Laurel Lane sidewalk. Turn left, 1.5 blocks to Main Street.
A stair path from the lake trail is also available. At the top of the stairs, cross Wallingford Street and follow sidewalk along Park Avenue 1 block to Main Street.
Public Restrooms available (closed in winter).

Clark Street
3 blocks from Main St.
136 Clark Street,
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Unpaved. Cross Clark Street to walk through parking lot at Robbins Pool. Enter Broyhill Park and follow paved trail 1 block along east side of lake (left when facing gazebo) to Laurel Lane sidewalk. Turn left, 1.5 blocks to Main Street.
A stair path from the lake trail is also available. At the top of the stairs, cross Wallingford Street and follow sidewalk along Park Avenue 1 block to Main Street.

Blowing Rock School
1 block from Main St
229 Morris Street,
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Weekends only during school year. Exit at Morris Street and follow sidewalk 1 block to Main Street.
Public Restrooms available (external building, NOT inside school).
Annie Cannon Gardens
2 blocks from Main St
243 Laurel Lane,
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
From parking area, follow Laurel Lane sidewalk 1.5 blocks to Main Street. Steep exit via driveway- path through the gardens is more pedestrian-friendly.