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    Blue Ridge Parkway in middle of March?

    I understand all the campgrounds, concessions, etc. are closed, but is the parkway itself open? Anyone done it then?

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    Much of it is still closed in early April. I've been thwarted many times in March when driving it in sportscars. The snow is still on the ground.
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    It looks like they don't plow it all when it snows. If it's been a very warm winter then March might be okay, but you'd absolutely positively have to have a plan B. Without services it would be a very hard bike ride. There is enough up and down without doing the up and down off the ridge at the beginning and end of the day.

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    I was there in April. Much of it was closed. The snow was gone, but a lot of tree limbs had fallen over the winter, and cleanup was still underway.
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    Totally possible to have it closed completely due to snow in March and even April. They don't plow, as has been noted. I've XC-skied down the middle of the closed Parkway in March, for example. It's really nice when it's closed to cars!

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    I think I'll re-schedule for May 14, when the campgrounds open. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quester View Post
    I think I'll re-schedule for May 14, when the campgrounds open. Thanks!
    There ya go. I did the ACA Blue Ridge Bliss ride this past June.

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