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FRIENDS welcomes you to our Blue Ridge Parkway-focused community. Join us as we share news, events, stories, memories, photos and videos of the Parkway. Here you can share travel tips with other community members, help us discuss problems and solutions on the Parkway or simply be one of the first to know about all the special things going on. Together we can appreciate and celebrate the incredible Blue Ridge Parkway and ensure it is appreciated by generations to come.
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This quarterly publication gives you the latest on the Blue Ridge Parkway including news, travel tips, events, promotions and more! Learn the best ways you can support the Parkway.UPLOAD A PHOTO FROM YOUR BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY ROAD TRIP
Click below to e-mail your photo to us. Please make sure to include your name, a title for your image, where the photo was taken and optionally, a short description/story about the image. Your photo will be added to a photo display page of Parkway visitor photos.
Have you read a Parkway Story on our main page? These are regularly updated with our favorites from all we receive.
FRIENDS is always looking for a good story about the Blue Ridge Parkway. Whether it’s a long ago account from your grandmother or a neighbor who has lived in the region for their entire lives, a historical or environmental topic you’re personally passionate about or your own story of a trip traveling the Parkway, we’d love to read it and share it with our readers who also love the Parkway.
Tell us the story, share your photos… allow us to share it in our publications and on our website. It spreads the word about what a special region this is and what an irreplaceable national asset we all have in the Parkway. We’ll give you a great byline!
Annually, on June 30th, the staff at FRIENDS will choose their favorite story from the past 12 months and the author win a copy of our gorgeous coffee table book “Blue Ridge Parkway Celebration” produced for FRIENDS by author and photographer Nye Simmons.
Your FRIENDS on the Parkway
P.S. Need inspiration? You can read some of the stories that have already been submitted by visitors to the Parkway (some of whom traveled the entire Parkway and received our 469 Award) here and some with historical interest here.