Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Ken Carpenter, chairs the High Country chapter of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The Blue Ridge Parkway is a ribbon of road that weaves through the region’s vibrant living traditions. From Cherokee life and agricultural history to Southern Appalachian crafts and music, the Parkway’s 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina offer many ways to explore rich traditions.  Since 2010, The High Country chapter has helped mind Milepost 275 – 315, through the communities of Boone, Linville and Blowing Rock, North Carolina with Areas of Service Including: Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Julian Price Memorial Park, Linn Cove Viaduct, Trails, Overlooks & Cemeteries.