Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip to Floyd and Stuart Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip to Floyd and Stuart Virginia

Floyd Country Store

This Summer and Fall, it’s WanderLOVE in Southwest Virginia! We are making lists of fun road trip ideas for you and your friends and family to enjoy. This week, we’re taking a look at The Blue Ridge Parkway and two locations along the way, Floyd and Stuart, Virginia.

Blue Ridge Parkway


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Today’s Motto Monday is special to the parkway; More than a Road. The Blue Ridge Parkway is so much more than a road. It is a special journey to share with family and friends. It is a source of adventure for hikers and bikers, birders and outdoor learners. It is a place to chase the sunset, and catch the sunrise. It is a home for bears and bees, for the deer and the trees. The Blue Ridge Parkway is truly more than a road, but if using it as a road, we want to remind you of the importance of driving safely on the parkway. When driving the parkway, please be mindful of the posted speed limit, which is always a max of 45 miles per hour, and drops to 35mph and 25mph in some areas. Be aware of sharp and sudden curves, limited sight distance, and little to no shoulder availability. Everyone deserves to enjoy to parkway safely, and it is up to all of us to help. When driving the parkway, enjoy the views, but be mindful of the drive. #MottoMonday #MindfulMonday Image Description: A road winds through a forested mountain range and looks out onto a bright blue sky with clouds Photo by Harold Blackwood

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most scenic drives you will take in Southwest Virginia. The Parkway is a dedicated roadway to the outdoors, scenic views, and natural beauty. The Parkway runs a total of 469 miles through North Carolina and Virginia. Along the way, you will encounter “Cherokee life and agricultural history to Southern Appalachian crafts and music.”

The Blue Ridge Parkway offers a ton of fun and exciting things to see and do such as:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Food
  • Music
  • and more

If you wish to plan your trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway and find your best interests, they have a fantastic interactive map on their website to assist you!

Floyd, Virginia


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THE FLOYD COUNTRY STORE LOVES YOU!!! This is an art project we decided to do because we are missing our Floyd Country Store family and friends. Each of the letters are made up of images of our special store nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. As we were getting ready to release these images sending love to our friends and family, our musicians and dancers, our locals and our international travelers… we realized, this message is much deeper and relevant than we originally thought. We want to send our LOVE to the world, and especially to people who are hurting right now. Love lives here at The Floyd Country Store. Every week we are amazed at the diversity of people visiting us from all around the world. We just can’t stand to be apart and we can’t stand to see people suffering. Please accept this token of love from us to you…. and be kind to one another. We love all of you and we challenge you to spread the love around! @visitvirginia #LoveLivesHere #VirginiaIsForLovers

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Floyd, Virginia is home to many fantastic attractions and is full of Southwest Virginia history. Within Floyd and the surrounding area, you’ll be able to hike, bike, eat, stay, and be entertained. Floyd is home to many musical attractions and venues which are featured and a part of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail including the annual Floyd Fest.

Some notable locations in and around Floyd include:

For a full list of things to do, places to go, and places to stay, be sure to visit Floyd’s website for more information and planning!

Stuart, Virginia

Stuart, Virginia is a small town located in Patrick CountyStuart houses many exciting events and businesses such as coffee shops, hiking/biking, parks, a farmers market, and a museum. One notable location you might want to add to your list is Fairy Stone State Park.

Here are some fun things to do while visiting Stuart:

For more fun things to do in and around Stuart and Patrick County, be sure to visit the Patrick County website to plan your adventure!