The Northwest Trading Post, situated at mile marker 259 along the Blue Ridge Parkway, has become a fixture for Parkway motorists, cyclists, leaf peepers and hikers looking for something special while on their adventure. Located in Glendale, NC and just outside of Boone, the Post was built in the late 1950’s and features a 2,000 square foot space chock full of Parkway t-shirts, hats, nature-based games and children’s activities. Local pastries, crafts and homemade pottery and jewelry round out the retail side of the Post. But maybe you’re looking to take a break and sit a spell? The Trading Post also serves up pre-packaged sandwiches and snacks, ice-cold drinks, fudge and all are best enjoyed while sitting on the Trading Post’s large rocking chairs on the front porch. And new for this year – FIND Outdoors is introducing educational opportunities for our visitors to the area. Cherokee talks and demonstrations, Mountains-To-Sea hikes and more are on tap with many more to come this season. Come on up to the Northwest Trading Post next time you’re cruising the Parkway!
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