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Botetourt County VA +

16 E. Main Street

Fincastle, VA 24090

(540) 473-1167

Email: travel@botetourtva.gov

Website: www.visitbotetourt.com

Located at the southern gateway to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Botetourt County (pronounced Bot-i-tot) is one of the state’s most scenic and historically significant counties and the combination of rivers, mountains, scenic countryside and historic towns creates a vacation experience that is second to none. From Civil War Trails and historic connections to Lewis and Clark to the great migration route used by early American settlers crossing the Blue Ridge Mountains, Botetourt County has a rich legacy of history and exploration.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the three incorporated towns of Botetourt County or visit our three farm wineries and discover the history, charm and hospitality of life in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway or other scenic byways and you'll discover why people choose to call this home. Grab a bike and experience The Blue Ridge Parkway, TransAmerica Trail (US 76) or the many mountain biking trails in the National Forest. Hikers can explore the miles of hiking trails including the Appalachian Trail or slip on a lifejacket for a family adventure on The Upper James River Water Trail. The timeless wonders of Botetourt County await. Start exploring…

For more information, visit www.visitbotetourt.com or call (540) 473-1167.

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Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 9:00 am

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Friday, February 6, 2015, 9:00 am

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, February 6, 2015, 7:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 9:00 am

WazUpWidis-Urban Race and Stair Challenge

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 9:00 am

Yoga For All at the Peaks

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 4:00 pm

Yoga For All at the Peaks

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 4:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 7:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 9:00 am

Group Painting

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Monday, February 9, 2015, 9:00 am
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 9:00 am

Monthly Old Time Music Jam

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 9:00 am
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9:00 am

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Friday, February 13, 2015, 9:00 am

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 9:00 am

Peak Perfection Vintner Dinner

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 6:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 9:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Monday, February 16, 2015, 9:00 am
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 9:00 am
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 9:00 am
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:00 am

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Friday, February 20, 2015, 9:00 am

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:00 am

Orienteering Treasure Hunt

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2:00 pm

Classic Car Cruise-In

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 3:00 pm

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 9:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Monday, February 23, 2015, 9:00 am
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:00 am
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 9:00 am
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 9:00 am

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 pm
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Friday, February 27, 2015, 9:00 am

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Western North Carolina's Largest Indoor Yard Sale

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 am

"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times"

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00 am

Tracks Music & Dance

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
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Highlights & Happenings

  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, camping and the Mount Pisgah Inn make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain and thousands of surrounding acres was originally purchased by indust
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • Located at the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is an area rich in history, scenic beauty, and abundant hiking trails. Early European settlers forged a living from the native materials that flourished in the Appalachian Mountain
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
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