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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. Read More
Take a detour at Milepost 63.7 and see for yourself why people love Lynchburg so much.  Start Downtown where chef-inspired restaurants dot the streets, unique galleries and shops offer time to browse, or visit one of our breweries and meet new friends.  We know you’ll leave loving Lynchburg too. Read More
The Blowing Rock – Breathtaking view 4090 feet above John’s River Gorge. Prevailing winds return light objects thrown over the void. Hwy. 321 South, Blowing Rock, NC. www.theblowingrock.com. Read More
Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson - 2 miles SE on Rte 53 off Rte 20 & I-64. Day passes include house tours.…
Burnsville is known for natural wonders, including Mount Mitchell, highest peak in the East. Popular activities include hiking, paddling, biking, fishing and stargazing. The area’s beauty inspires many artists to create here. Downtown Burnsville boasts shops, restaurants and galleries around the town square. Stay at a charming bed-and-breakfast inn or… Read More
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest - Experience Thomas Jefferson. Discover his personal retreat. Step into his private world. Through guided house tours visitors…
Exit parkway at Milepost 199.5, Hwy 52 South. 12 miles south of Fancy Gap, VA. Visit Andy Griffith’s hometown and inspiration for the fictional town of Mayberry. Visit the Andy Griffith Collection, squad car tours, regional museum, Floyd’s Barbershop, Wally’s Service Station, historic downtown, Andy Griffith Playhouse and homeplace, Pilot… Read More
Mast General Store – Established 1883 & listed National Register of Historic Places. Authentic & nostalgic emporium located in NC’s first rural historic district, Valle Crucis, just 8 miles from Boone. Clothing, camping gear, shoes & boots, housewares, candy & unique gifts. Hwy 194, (828) 963-6511. More downtown locations near… Read More
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southern Virginia (40 miles east of Parkway MP 177.7 on US 58). Experience heart-pounding NASCAR racing, explore culture, music and arts, enjoy kayaking, fishing or hiking and so much more in Martinsville-Henry County!… Read More
The Appalachian Mural Trail features over 60 murals in North Carolina and a growing collection of murals in Virginia. Our vision is to follow the Blue Ridge, highlighting existing historic murals that tell the stories of cultural heritage, and helping communities create new outdoor Appalachian murals to beautify and… Read More