Two new webcams will give viewers the ability to peek at Blue Ridge Parkway’s fall foliage or check the weather without leaving home.
The new cameras are located at the Blue Ridge Music Center at Mile 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Cameras show views of the outdoor amphitheater, surrounding mountains and visitor center.
Funding for the cameras was provided by donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. The project was carried out in collaboration with the Blue Ridge Parkway and the National Park Service.
“Web cameras are a wonderful way to stay connected to the beauty of the parkway remotely,” said Carolyn Ward, CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, in a press release.
The Blue Ridge Music Center celebrates mountain music and musicians. The Music Center is a National Park facility, a major attraction along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and a venue partner of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail and Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.
The Blue Ridge Parkway/National Park Service maintains and operates the facility and staffs the interpretive/music visitor center. The programs are managed, coordinated, promoted and produced by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundationa non-profit partner association.
Viewers can view the footage on BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org/visit/webcams/.
An additional webcam feed is available from The Bluffs Restaurant in Doughton Park at BRPFoundation.org/webcams.