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For those seeking a guilt free vacation adventure, we have several outstanding ways to get out and about and enjoy the region with little impact. Biking, hiking, paddling and public transportation, like "The Hippie Bus"  in Blacksburg, all offer alternative ways of getting around.  Look for Organic dining, Farmer's Markets and Green Lodging to make your stay special.

Mountain Lake Mountain BikingGiles CountyMountain Lake Trail System | Pembroke

The Mountain Lake Conservancy manages 2,600 acres of mountainous terrain that encompasses a very unique ecosystem due to an average elevation of over 4,000'. More than twenty miles of fern-lined trails on the property are now open to the public for biking year-round.

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 Pandapas PondPandapas Pond | Blacksburg

"Pandapas Pond", "Brush Mountain", and "Poverty Creek" are often used interchangeably to describe an extensive trail system just outside the town limits of Blacksburg in the Jefferson National Forest. Pandapas Pond encompasses 500 acres on the north side of Brush Mountain, a 2,843-foot peak that overlooks downtown Blacksburg and Virginia Tech.

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Catawba RoadCatawba Road | Blacksburg

A portion of the Catawba Road is designated a scenic byway. This road passes through pastoral landscapes, including historic buildings, mills, a tanyard, a brick kiln, 19th century churches and an early 20th century school. The Catawba Road is also part of the TransAmerica Bikeway.

(540) 639-2202


Blue Ridge ParkwayBlue Ridge Parkway | Virginia

Bicycling on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a popular activity that provides 469 miles of picturesque vistas through Virginia and North Carolina. Ranging in elevation from 600 to 6,000 feet, the road encompasses a variety of ever-changing weather conditions, regardless of the season.

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Bisset ParkBisset Park | Radford

Bisset is Radford’s largest city park and is located on 57 acres of riverfront land in the central part of the city. The park offers walking trails, athletic fields, picnic shelters, children’s playground, a sand volleyball area and other opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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Virginia Creeper TrailVirginia Creeper Trail | Damascus

The 35-mile Virginia Creeper Trail distinguishes itself for its beauty and contrasts with the more difficult loops. It was once a railroad bed and part of the national "Rails to Trails" program. The trail begins in Abingdon and meanders over more than 100 trestles and bridges, providing scenic views of gorges and mountain streams.

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New River State PArkNew River Trail State Park | Foster Falls

The New River Trail State Park follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way that parallels the New River for 39 miles. This unique park features 57 miles of continuous trail, all of which is accessible by bike. The park's Foster Falls Canoe Livery rents canoes, kayaks, tubes, bikes and safety equipment. It also offers shuttle service, snacks and drinks. Another Rails to Trail Program, the park goes through Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski counties with plenty of Native American history, railroad and mining history.

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New RiverNew River | Oldest River in North America

The New River is an ancient river system, the oldest on the North American continent and second only to the Nile River in Africa as the oldest river in the world. It begins as two streams in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, before merging into the New River four miles from the Virginia line. And therein lies another quirk of this ancient river - it flows northward rather than southward like most of the other major rivers along the eastern seaboard. It meandors some 160 miles through the counties of Grayson, Carroll, Pulaski, Montgomery and Giles in Virginia before it turns into Bluestone Lake in West Virginia and emerges later as the Kanawha River at the Gauley Bridge. The New River ends its metamorphosis when it empties into the great Mississippi River.

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BozooBozoo
is a quality stretch of sandstone rock on the border of Virginia and West Virginia. Head to Bluestone Lake State Park and you'll discover a developed cliff known as Bozoo. Bozoo is home to 50 routes of colorful, bullet-hard faces that average vertical to overhanging. The majority of the routes follow all-gear natural lines and there are a number of climbs that are classic climbs. Climbs range from 5.7 to 5.13c/d.
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Dragon's ToothDragon's Tooth | Catawba
This bouldering area is pretty far from the parking lot. After hiking several mile on the Dragon's Tooth trail, you will come to sevearl large fins that are pretty big. The super classic line is the obvious Finger Crack. There is much to be had in the V3 and under category. Other Climbing Areas


Appalachian TrailAppalachian Trail | Maine to Georgia

Southwestern Virginia includes some of the most spectacular sections of this famous Maine-to-Georgia footpath, with wilderness high summits, mature timber and vivid floral displays from May to October.

The Southwest Virginia section of the Trail covers 166 miles from Pearisburg south to Damascus.

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APPLE PICKING
Juicy, fresh-picked apples are hard to beat.
Visit Virginia's orchards to pluck your own, or find an apple themed festival for ready-to-eat treats!

Ararat - Levering Orchard - The South's largest pick-your-own cherry orchard with many acres of apples, peaches, pears, and nectarines. The Levering Orchard was first founded in 1908. Visitors are encouraged to bring their entire families - and yes, this is a pet friendly facility.

Cana - Ayers' Orchard - The orchard offers pick-your-own cherries, apples, peaches, nectarines, and plums. The crops are seasonal and you must plan your trip according to the season that the crop is ready to pick. Hiking and picnicking are encouraged.

Woolwine - Wade's Orchard - Local grown apples, peaches, cabbage, tomatoes, honey & other assorted produce and canned goods as season permits.
Wytheville - Williams Orchard - We have a wide variety of produce from July until October ranging from apples and corn to pumpkins and gourds.

Riverview CampgroundRiverview Campround - (540) 726-7840 - U.S. 460 in Narrows. Water and bathroom facilities. Electric and RV hookups. Riverview Campground is located in Narrows, VA on US-460E


Whitt-RiverbendWhitt-Riverbend Park - Restrooms, easy access to river. Shelter, open pit camp fires allowed. Fees. Tent camping. No RV hookups. Town of Pearisburg


Walnut flats CampgroundWalnut Flats Campground
6 remote sites, small pond, hunting, fishing, hiking, AT, horseback riding (bring your own horse). Up 201 off County 606, off Hwy 42, off Route 100 outside  Pearisburg. Primitive.


Falls of DismalFalls of Dismal
An easy hike to multi-tiered waterfall on Dismal Creek - a stocked trout stream. Horses permitted. Route 201, off County 606, off Hwy 42, off Route 100 outside Pearisburg.


 

BBAVClay Corner | Blacksburg

Clay Corner Inn is a charming B&B next to Virginia Tech in downtown Blacksburg with the comforts of home, amenities of a fine hotel and friendly atmosphere of a small inn. Dog friendly.

Virginia GreenEach regional theme guest room has a private bath, microfiber robes, Simmons® Beautyrest® World Class® queen or king bed, Wifi, cable TV, and there are delightful outdoor places to relax poolside or under the covered deck.

website | (540) 552-4030



BBAVDavis-Bourne Inn | Independance

Enjoy charming accomodations, southern hospitality, and memorable dining at our historic inn nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Virginia GreenPhone: 276-773-9384


BBAVDutchies View Bed & Breakfast | Woolwine

Beautiful Country Farmhouse located on a grassy knoll surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Virginia GreenWebsite  | Availability | (276) 930-3701

 

 


BBAV Huffman House at Creekside Farm | Newport

This meticulously restored historic home offers guests the rich history and experience of peaceful country living. Located in the 'Lost Community'of Huffman, 7 miles from Newport. Enjoy 61 acres of pastures, fishing streams, barns and animals, or just relax. Minutes from Blacksburg & Virginia Tech.Virginia Green

Website | Availability  | (540) 544-6942

 


BBAV Inn at Riverbend | Pearisburg

Minutes from the Appalachian Trail, Virginia Tech and Roanoke, Inn at Riverbend is a 7 room Select Registry bed and breakfast. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, romantics, weddings and reunions with 200 ft of decks and terraces looking out to a 180 degree view of mountains.Virginia Green


Website  | Availability | ( 540) 921-5211


BBAVMaison Beliveau

Maison Beliveau is a French Country Inn with five guest rooms, each with private bath and fireplace. Experience the magic of Maison Beliveau, an ideal location for romantic getaways, relaxation, or as a vacation hub. On-site hiking on 165 breathtaking acres. Maison Beliveau is a very special placeVirginia Green

Blacksburg, Virginia
Website  | Availability | (540) 961-0505


 

BBAVMountain Rose Inn | Woolwine

Near Chateau Morrisette winery, Blue Ridge Parkway and 12 miles south of the town of Floyd. Elegant four-course breakfast. Five guest rooms, Private en-suite baths, 10 fireplaces and six porches, Satellite TV & wireless internet in rooms, pool, hiking trails on 100+ acres, trout stream. Virginia Green

Website  | Availability | (276) 930-1057

 


BBAV Mountain Song Inn | Willis

Your innkeepers bid you sincere welcome to the very heart of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains! Here, minutes to Floyd, VA,is situated a resort-like Virginia Bed & Breakfast in an extraordinary mountain setting surrounded by hundreds of idyllic acres, privacy, peace, and seclusion. We offer you some of the loveliest mountain panoramas in all of Floyd County, VA known for being one of the prettiest in the entire Blue Ridge Mountain passage. Virginia Green

Website  | Availability | (540) 789-3000

 


BBAV Nesselrod on the New River B&B | Radford

Built in 1939 and overlooking the historic New River, this nine-acre estate is now a five-room bed and breakfast that hosts weddings, family reunions, social events and outdoor concerts. One mile from Radford University, Nesselrod is centered in the New River Valley and convenient to Radford, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Virginia Tech.Virginia Green

Website  | Availability | (540) 731-4970

 



BBAVThe Oaks Victorian Bed and Breakfast | Christiansburg

Welcome to The Oaks Victorian Inn; the only Select Registry Bed & Breakfast to receive the prestigious Four Diamond Award for 14 consecutive years in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Virginia Green
Website  | Availability  | 540-381-1500


BBAVRockwood Manor | Dublin


An architectural beauty with GWTW ambiance. Close to I-81 yet secluded on 66 acres. On State and National registries. Our specialties include weddings, anniversaries, family gatherings.Grand rooms and gourmet food!! Near to VT, RU,Claytor Lake and the New River.Be pampered in a true Southern StyleVirginia Green

Website | Availability | (540) 674-1328

 


Giles CountyMountain Lake Conservancy and Hotel | Pembroke

Where the hit movie "Dirty Dancing " was filmed. Historic Mountain Lake Getaway Resort is a gorgeous 2,600 acre Virginia, mountain-top resort where you can "Do it all, or do nothing at all." Families have found Mountain Lake to be the best vacation option in the Southeast for nearly 150 years. Land and water activities, entertainment and adventures abound, while the environment is also perfect for simple relaxation or that Virginia Greenwell-deserved romantic getaway.

website  |  (800) 346-3334

 

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