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About Christiansburg & Blacksburg Area

Situated in the New River Valley, approximately 20 miles north of the Parkway via Route 8, lies the town of Christiansburg. This one-time residence for folk hero Davy Crockett is the fourth largest town in Virginia. Here, visitors can take a trip down memory lane at the Starlite Drive-In – one of the last outdoor movie theaters in the area – or make real tracks in Montgomery County along the Montgomery County Artisan Trail featuring local artist studios and regional agriculture sites.

Radford, Virginia lies just west of Christiansburg.  Surrounded on three sides by the New River, Radford is the New River City with easy access to the entire New River Valley. Arts and culture opportunities abound, including the regular Monday evening fiddle and banjo jams.

Less than 10 miles north, the town of Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech. Extensive recreational opportunities including the six-mile Huckleberry Trail Greenway and Jefferson National Forest create many opportunities for outdoor exploration around this region.

Stories from Christiansburg & Blacksburg Area

September 16, 2021
Virginia's creative and sometimes whimsical LOVEworks are a wonderful photo opportunity. Why not start a new tradition and make some family memories finding and photographing a few LOVE signs while enjoying the out of doors this year?
August 26, 2020
The Blue Ridge Mountains are dotted with farms producing everything from Christmas trees to trout. Fruit, flowers, herbs, jams, jellies, pies, wreaths and other crafts are all produced right here in the mountains. And what better way to get outside this year than to enjoy the fresh air of a mountain farm?