With two official Appalachian Trail Communities — Buena Vista and Glasgow — our area welcomes recreation-lovers of all types. Visit the awe-inspiring Natural Bridge State Park, paddle the James River, cycle picturesque backroads, enjoy a vineyard or brewery, or tap your toes at a music festival at Glen Maury Park. After a scenic day on the Parkway, trail or river, relax in one of our well-appointed cabins, B&Bs, hotels or campgrounds.
In historic Lexington, Virginia — one of USA Today’s “Top 10 Best Southern Small Towns,” and once home to Robert E. Lee, “Stonewall” Jackson and George C. Marshall — you can visit the museums, houses and gravesites honoring these iconic leaders. Hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage tour and patronize the charming downtown that offers abundant eateries and locally-owned shops and boutiques.
Catch a double feature at Hull’s Drive-In Theater or a horse show at Virginia Horse Center. And Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute flank downtown and offer world class speakers, entertainment, museums and cultural events that are open to the public.