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Polk County, NC is the First Peak of the Blue Ridge. Visit us from I-26E, Exits 59 & 67 off Parkway Milepost 393.6. Explore gorges, hiking, birding, waterfalls, kayaking, scenic drives & historic small towns – Saluda, Tryon & Columbus. Enjoy horse shows, wineries, inspired shops/galleries, local restaurants &… Read More
Meadows of Dan, VA — Primland is a luxurious back-to-nature escape unfolding across the highlands of Virginia in all their smoke-hued grandeur. The Blue Ridge Mountains are a natural paradise of forest-cloaked peaks and sun-dappled valleys. At the heart of this pristine wilderness, Primland Resort awaits on its own 12,000-acre… Read More
Radford Visitor’s Center – Rt. 8 to I-81 Exit 109. “Find it in Radford” – Mary Draper Ingles statue, outdoor play and other sites. Easy access to the New River for tubing, fishing & kayaking. Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery. Radford University planetarium, College of Visual & Performing Arts series… Read More
Historic Downtown Salem, Virginia is still a busy place. A visit to the Farmers Market, Lake Spring Park or the Salem Museum is the perfect complement to the variety of unique dining and shopping options throughout the city. We trust you will find an array of good eats along… Read More
Serenity Haven Camping is a private campground offering a relaxing retreat on 34 forested acres just minutes from Parkway Milepost 276.6. Currently offering 13 primitive riverside campsites and 2 riverside gravel sites with electricity. Limited facilities available; more amenities are in process. Hike-in sites and cabin rentals available soon!… Read More
Whether you seek days full of activities or more serene time spent relaxing, our region’s amazing beauty and natural resources make Smith Mountain Lake the ideal road trip destination. Enjoy 500 miles of glistening shoreline. Year-round appeal, history & wine anytime, fish, boat, golf, dine, shop, stay! For a FREE… Read More
Smoky Mountain Host of NC – Our region boasts 300+ travel attractions,  businesses and national treasures including Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyway, and Nantahala & Pisgah National Forests. Our playground offers rivers, mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, railroad excursions, entertainment, culture, cycling, golfing, Cherokee history, home-grown… Read More
Welcome to Smyth County, VA. Explore the famous Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy our Mountains of Possibilities like outdoor recreation, hiking & fishing, great motorcycle routes, history & heritage, music & arts, museums & shopping, events & festivals, and beautiful scenery. See our online visitor guide at visitsmythcountyva.com. (877)… Read More
This secluded 400 acre retreat located on the North Toe River in Spruce Pine, NC, offers peace, quiet and tranquility. Just a mile and a half off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Springmaid Mountain Cabins & Campground is the perfect place to get away from the hustle & bustle of… Read More
Surry County, located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge foothills, includes four charming towns: Dobson, Elkin, Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain. Home to 16+ Yadkin Valley wineries and the ever-growing Surry County Wine Trail, Andy Griffith’s hometown and inspiration for Mayberry, Segment 6 of the Mountains-to-Sea hiking trail, and 100… Read More