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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

June 16, 2022
I bet most of us have an example of a vacation that didn’t go as planned. A road was closed, a parking lot was full, traffic slowed or halted your progress to your destination. It throws a wrench into your travel plans and can even derail your trip. So, what should you do to help prepare for the unexpected? Here are nine practical tips for planning a successful Blue Ridge Parkway road trip.
March 16, 2022
The trees are budding, the sun is shining, rain is falling (plus a few snowflakes, too!), and spring ephemerals are starting to peek out on the forest floor. It is spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Some sections of the Parkway may still be closed due to winter weather at high elevations, but check out all these amazing spring activities that you can enjoy without needing to access the Parkway!
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?

Recommended Itineraries

Region: Virginia
Duration:2 - 3 days
Everyone loves a long weekend. But you know what would make one even better? Spending it with family in the New River Valley with an adventure in Montgomery County, VA.
Region: Virginia
Duration:1 day
With a breathtaking landscape comprised of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains as well as the ancient New River, there’s no better place to explore nature than Montgomery County. Montgomery County is an epicenter of global agricultural innovation, and also is home to some of Virginia’s finest restaurants, wineries and breweries, a few of which are located right on the farms.