Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010


Jenna Wolf of Weekend Today spent time dancing, strumming and in general just loving her road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Called America’s Favorite Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. It is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the country and is a great place for women to get back to nature and enjoy time together. Check out this video of Jeanna playing along on the Parkway, and see if you’d love to visit the places she stopped on your next girl’s getaway road trip.

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During her trip to North Carolina Jenna Wolfe recreates the famous “Dirty Dancing” lift scene with Lyle Laney of the Asheville Ballet Company at Firefly Cove (original “Dirty Dancing” film site) in Lake Lure, N.C. The water was so cold it took awhile for Jenna to take the plunge! Be sure to check out this cute ‘behind the scenes’ video from the Weekend Today Show.

“Dirty Dancing” Festival at Lake Lure, N.C. – Sept. 17-18, 2010

Save the date of this upcoming Festival if you want a chance to try out the lift scene for yourself! Attendees will be given the chance to fulfill every girl’s dream of wanting to be Jennifer Grey by dancing in Lake Lure for play and fun competition.

No one puts Baby in a corner… and no one will ever forget the magic that Baby and Johnny shared on the dance floor. Channel your inner Baby or Johnny at the first annual ‘Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure.’ Set against the film’s original, breathtaking backdrop, the festival will celebrate and raise money for dance and the arts in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

Whether you have two left feet or can dance circles around the best of us, this eventful weekend is dance-packed from lessons and games to competitions and entertainers. Hosted by the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce in Lake Lure, N.C., don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to remember a treasured film, raise money for a noble cause and dance the night away!

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce at 877-625-2725.

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  1. Planning a girls’ trip to the great outdoors? If you’re looking for some more great trails along the Appalachians, check out the May issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors for their “Tops in the Mountains” trail picks for hiking, biking, climbing, camping and backpacking in the region:

  2. Dave and Deb says:

    That would be so cool!
    And now I must bring the mood down and share just how old we all are:)
    A couple of years ago I was working as a makeup artist at a Canadian Youth TV Station. Someone used the reference “No one puts baby in a corner” and the host of the show who is quite popular and cool said, “What does that mean?” “What are you talking about?”
    Wow! Has it been that long?