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Authentically Alleghany, NC
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In Alleghany, we have folk art, not souvenirs. You’ll see more farms than fast food, and more cows than people. We’ve got true Appalachian mountain beauty, undiluted by large universities, parking garages, and light years away from the rat race. Alleghany is where you will still find unspoiled views, pristine nature, and quiet solitude. A place where life is still simple and the air is still clean.
We are the heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Milepost 234, at Roaring Gap marks the geographic center of America’s most beloved roadway and our very own Cumberland Knob is where construction began back in 1935.
We hope you enjoy your visit as much as we love living here. Maybe you’ll even decide to stay for a while.
Bicycling the Blue Ridge Parkway
Alleghany County touts itself as The Heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Parkway construction began near Cumberland Knob in 1935 and the Mahogany Rock Overlook at milepost 235 is near the center point of this 469 mile liner park. Of the many ways to enjoy the cool, summertime temperatures of Parkway, traveling by bicycle is one of the best.