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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.

Highlights & Happenings

  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • The Brinegar Cabin, craft demonstrations, and diverse hiking options and make Doughton Park a must-experience destination along the Parkway.
  • 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.
  • Julian Price Memorial Park, MP 297
  • Price Park is a haven for relaxation and recreation with the 47-acre Price Lake as its focal point. Visitors enjoy one of the most popular and largest picnic areas on the Parkway, along with camping, boating and fishing on Price Lake, and ample oppor
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • For generations, visitors have headed for the Craggies in June, typically the prime time for viewing the pink and purple blooms of Catawba rhododendrons that blanket much of the area.
  • Cumberland Knob, MP 217.5
  • Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors.
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, picnic area, campground, lodge, restaurant, and country store make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 68th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blooms & Wildlife Watching
  • Don't forget your cameras and binoculars when visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway! Learn when and where to see blooms along your journey.
  • What To Do
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than a road – it is a beautiful journey that entices visitors to explore a 469-mile gateway to America’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
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