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visit Winchester, VA Region in the footsteps of George Washington, Stonewall Jackson and Patsy Cline. Spring and summer visitors will be treated to the world-famous Apple Blossom Festival, thriving nights and a vibrant countryside. If you can take your eyes off the stunning leaves in the fall, you’ll find a quieter pace and a full slate of fall festivals. Wintertime finds holiday events,

cozy B&B stays, and a growing number of wineries to explore. Get the inside scoop before visiting the Winchester area with articles like “16 Local Spots for Dining alfresco,” “Top 10 Must-Do List for Fall,” “8 Totally Unexpected Finds” and more at www. VisitWinchesterVA. com/blog. Don’t wait too long; the good deals here go quick!

A beautiful 18 mile stroll from the Skyline Drive, via US 522 (I-81 exit 313)


he Winchester area offers a true hub for visitors to Shenandoah National Park. A unique history, vibrant

pedestrian downtown, and an array of lodging, dining and shopping choices all abound in a place where you can follow

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Keeping Music Traditions Alive You can find music in a variety of places on the Parkway, especially on weekends. The Blue Ridge Music Center (Milepost 213) is dedicated to the subject — Mid-Day Mountain Music occurs on a daily basis and weekend concerts are held in the outdoor amphitheater. “The Roots of American Music” is an interactive exhibition that tells the compelling story of the region’s rich musical heritage. Sunday afternoon music and dancing at Mabry Mill (Milepost 176) has a long tradition as do the Sunday evening concerts at Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area (Milepost 120). Monthly concerts are held at Humpback Rocks Farm (Milepost 6) during the summer.

For more or (276) 236-5309

Appalachian National Scenic Trail The Appalachian Trail is a 2,180+ mile long public footpath, from Maine to Georgia, that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, today the trail is managed by the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, numerous state agencies and thousands of volunteers. Appalachian Trail Park Office P.O. Box 50 • Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (304) 535-6278 •

Radford’s Visitors Center (located inside Glencoe Musuem)

600 Unruh Drive Radford, VA 24141 May 29




Blue Ridge Digest Spring / Summer 2017  

Summer happenings near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina for travelers of that region.

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