The Blue Ridge Parkway’s Plateau District rests at a lower elevation compared to more southern regions of the scenic byway. Farmland dots the area’s landscape and markers clue visitors in to the cultural themes found in neighboring towns. The region was impacted significantly by the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway, as evidenced in changes that came as a result.
Along the Plateau District's countryside, visitors can enjoy a bounty of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and camping. Visitors can also explore the history of natural attractions in the area and discover the cultural traditions of locals who honor the ways of the past.