5 Spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway You Should Consider for Your Elopement
If you are reading this- you are probably thinking about eloping on the Blue Ridge Parkway- and I am so happy for you. There is nothing like professing your love for one another in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Listed below are some of my favorite locations that you can elope at on the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you are considering getting hitched at one of these locations, consider reading my other blog post about requirements for getting married at one of these places!
1. Rough Ridge
Rough Ridge is located close to Boone, North Carolina and is one of the most popular spots on the parkway- I’m sure you can tell why. There’s only a .02 mile hike to the top where multiple cliffs open up to stunning mountain views.
2. Thunder Hill
Thunder Hill is one of the best spots on the parkway to elope if you are planning on having family members tag along. The best part about Thunder Hill is that it involves no hike at all! You simply park at the overlook then walk across the road for stunning mountain views.
3. Moses Cone
Moses Cone is different than a lot of the other spots on this list. It has rolling hills versus cliffs and reminds me a lot of the highlands. This spot also requires minimal hiking which makes it a great spot if you plan on having family in attendance.
4. The Lump
The Lump is one of my favorite little spots near Boone, North Carolina. It very similar to Max Patch but without the winding backroads and overcrowding. It is a large bald with stunning views with a very short walk to the top.
5. Black Balsam Knob
One of my favorite things about Black Balsam Knob is how versatile it is. At the bottom of the hike there is a large pine tree forest that is perfect for an elopement. If the forest isn’t your thing, you can hike up the mountain (about a .5 mile hike) where you are surrounded by mountain views and stunning rocky areas. Black Balsam Knob truly is one of the most stunning spots on the parkway and it is only 45 minutes from Asheville.