Blue Ridge Country May/June 2021 - BRPG12

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  MP 176.2 | Mabry Mill

WHERE CAN I

GET
GAS?

Gas is not available on the
Blue Ridge Parkway but
is available not far off the
Parkway at many U.S. or
state highway intersections,
including those below:
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

MP 0 	
MP 27.2 	
MP 45.6	
MP 63.7 	
MP 90.9 	
MP 106 	
MP 112.2 	
MP 121.4 	
MP 177.7	
MP 199.4	
MP 215.8	

US 250, west
VA 56, east
US 60, west
US 501, south
VA 43, north
US 460, west
VA 24, west
US 220, north
US 58, east
US 52, north
VA 89, north

12 BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

Birdfoot
Violet (Viola

4-10
inches tall,
bluish-purple
flower. MarchJune
pedata)

in some of the best tasting
corn meal around, making
their operation quite popular.
Mabry Mill's half-mile
Mountain Industry Trail
gives you an in-depth tour,
particularly with the living
history displays. The grist
mill is in operation daily until
4 p.m. along with various
other cultural exhibits and
demonstrations throughout
the week from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m.
Blue Ridge Music Center,
MP 213
A cooperative venture
between the National Park
Service and the National
Council for the Traditional
Arts, the Blue Ridge Music
Center is another relative

newcomer to the parkway.
Following a donation of
1,000 acres by the town
of Galax, the center was
officially established by
Congress in 1985. Artists
whose passion must be
balanced with the more
mundane tasks of earning a
living perform here, as well
as full-time professional
musicians. Country,
bluegrass and spiritual
genres meld and overlap
here. The Music Center is
also at the crossroads of
two music heritage routes:
Virginia's The Crooked Road
and the Blue Ridge Music
Trails of North Carolina.
The Blue Ridge Music
Center hosts a fascinating
museum display detailing

PHOTOGRAPHY TIP: Soft light, either from cloudy conditions
or early and late in the day, provide ideal conditions. Avoid
the harsh light and contrast of mid-day sun. The reflection
can be spoiled by a breeze and obliterated with an otherwise
useful polarizing filter. Accents of the delicate white serviceberry
blossoms in late April and the Catawba rhododendron in late May
to early June can dress up your images.



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