Thunder Hill Overlook

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 LakeĀ  – 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!