In the fall of 2003,
groundbreaking took place on the interpretive facility that will
eventually tell the full story of the music of these mountains.
Check out the full concert schedule at http://www.ncta.net.
Milepost 188.8: Groundhog Mountain
You discover this high point
affording 360 degree view. Observation tower. Examples of various
types of old chestnut rail fences. Picnic area and comfort station.
It was the home of Orelena Hawks
Puckett, storied local midwife. Alt. 2,850.
Milepost 213: Blue Ridge Music
A new Parkway facility with an
outdoor stage and amphitheater which features regularly scheduled
seasonal performances (June-September) of old-time and bluegrass
music. Interpretive center opens early summer and includes a staffed
information desk, a shop (recorded music and books about Parkway,
region). Visit www.ncta.net
on the Internet for concert schedule. Phone: (276) 236-5309.