a section and begin your Blue Ridge Parkway tour, but be advised - this
website is not an adequate substitute for actually going there.
to check Current
(the Parkway occassionally has segments closed for construction
or weather related problems at high elevations. It is otherwise
Carolina Weather -
More than just the forcast. We've got links to maritime conditions,
surf reports, river levels and a lot more.
OK, you know where you want to go, but what are you going to do
when you get there?
We've got a lot of resources for helping you plan your next NC getaway,
whether it's to the beach, the mountains or anywhere in-between.
NCNatural Major Sections (with Parkway emphasis):
- Wildflowers of North Carolina
Profiles of many of the showiest of NC's flowering plants. Use the
Calendar to plan your Parkway
- Spring in the Appalachians
NCNatural's Wildflower's of North Carolina is a labor of
love for our art director and webmaster Tim Treadwell and his wife
Danielle. For years they've walked in the wild cataloging the extraordinary
variety and awesome beauty of the regions botanical wonders. They
have a special section just for spring flowers - for which the Parkway
- Autumn in the Appalachians
Check out these pages often during the fall leaf season.
We have updates on peak colors, as well as some handy fall color
references based on the fine books and videos published by Laurel
- North Carolina's National Forests
Our guide to the best areas for outdoor recreation in the National
Forests- the Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests.
to the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area.
Just off the Parkway is one of the wildest spots in the east! The
guide includes information about the gorge, a photo gallery, as
well as camping and trail information.
and Butterfly Migrations
Other creatures enjoy the Parkway's route also and the autumn season
provides some fine wildlife viewing.
© 1995-2003 NCNatural,
Park information , some pictures,
and other stuff courtesy of Uncle Sam ( The BRP and the Park Service )