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Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant kicks off Blue Ridge Parkways' spring openings


BEDFORD, Virginia — The Blue Ridge Parkway's spring opening schedule has kicked off with the opening of the Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant.

The lodge and restaurant in Bedford opened full time on Friday.

The News & Advance ( ) reports that the picnic area at Smart View will open April 17. Also on April 17, the former Roanoke Mountain campground will reopen as a picnic area.

The Mabry Restaurant and Gift Shop in Meadows of Dan will open May 1, along with most campgrounds.

The Blue Ridge Music Center near Galax will open May 2 on a limited schedule. Beginning May 21, the music center will be open seven days a week. Its concert season starts May 23.

Information from: The News & Advance,

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