Craggy Gardens

A Blue Ridge Parkway Love Story

November 26, 2019
Ray and Laura Pease shared a love story, and not just with each other. The Blue Ridge Parkway wove its way into their hearts, and became a touchstone in their life together. After discovering the Pisgah Inn during a visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1979, the couple returned each October to explore the Parkway. “Every year we would come and discover new trails and take some of the old trails,” Laura says. They weren’t shy about asking for recommendations for their next hiking or picnic spot. “Being Southerners, we talked to everybody.”
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I Love Craggy Matching Challenge exceeds goal!

September 8, 2017
You did it! Thanks to you, we exceeded the “I Love Craggy” Matching Challenge! You donated $6,195 to match $5,497 from That’s a total of $11,692 to repair the Craggy Bald Trail and create new exhibits at the Visitor Center.
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