CRABTREE MEADOWS

Crabtree Meadows marks the last stretch of the Parkway through the Blue Ridge Mountains. At approximately milepost 354, the road enters the Black Mountain Range, passes through the Great Craggies, and ends at the Atlantic-Gulf drainage divide. One legend has it that these meadows were originally created by the Native American practice of fire-clearing, and were probably not settled by the Europeans until several years after the Revolutionary War.

In the early summer, the meadows become a showplace of wildflowers, including the hawthorne, beard tongue, mountain laurel, and gentian. The enterprising visitor can even hike the steep trail down to Crabtree Falls - as long as they are prepared for the quite strenuous climb back up!
 
 

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