Sightseeing Points of View

The Blue Ridge Parkway is  America’s Favorite Drive, but there are lots of ways besides the family car to see the local sights. Try some of these on your next visit!
Bicycle Rentals
Want to ride the area without having to bring all your equipment? Or maybe you want to try out a new type of track? Request a rental from Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters in Blowing Rock! The shop offers bikes for road, gravel, and mountain biking, so you’re guaranteed to get the bike best suited to your needs. Plus, Brian and Allison are avid cyclists, and can tell you all the best places to ride.

Enjoy the trails of Moses Cone Memorial Park from astride a friendly horse with Vx3 Trail 
Rides. This is definitely one of the best ways to experience the network of Carriage Trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock. And Tim is likely the best trail guide you’ll ever meet- with calm instruction, great stories and history tidbits, and all-around good-humored conversation.

One of the best places to get on the water is Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock. The surface is calm and the scenery is unforgettable. While you can bring your own craft, you can also rent a kayak or canoe right at the dock. Rentals are available April-October, and you can get them daily from now through Labor Day.
Want more options for getting on local waterways? Check out our listings for guide services that offer river tubing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting excursions!