Blue Ridge Parkway

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Blue Ridge Parkway follows the Appalachian Mountains for approximately 470 miles. This scenic parkway starts where the Skyline Drive leaves off in Waynesboro and ends in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park in Tennessee. Access onto the parkway from Rockbridge County can be made from Route 56 near Cyrus McCormick's Farm, from Route 60 near Buena Vista and Lexington, and from Routes 130 and 501 near Natural Bridge. Stops on the Parkway in Rockbridge County offer hiking, picnicking and scenic overlooks and include Whetstone Ridge, Yankee Horse Ridge, Irish Gap, Whites Gap, Indian Rocks, and Otter Creek.

Free!

Closed during inclement weather