Outdoors

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  • Beagle Ridge Lavender Farm
    Beagle Ridge Lavender Farm is Southwest Virginia's Premiere Lavender Farm. Located in a valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains Beagle Ridge may be an herb farm but we specialize in Lavender. We are trialing 14 varieties presently with the bulk of our plantings being in Grosso, Royal Velvet and Phenomenal. This year we have added Melissa Lilac to add to our culinary line. We
  • Crystal Springs Recreation Area
    Discover Mother Nature at her best at this 1800 acre forested recreation area. Hiking trails abound, offering hikers a variety of terrain that ranges from easy to moderate difficulty. Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's "Kids in Parks" Track Trails area located within this recreation area. TRACK Trails are designed to help kids explore nature through the use of four self guided
  • Rock Castle Gorge
    At an elevation of 1,721 feet, the Lower Rock Castle Creek Trail forms a 4.5-mile leg of the 11-mile loop called Rock Castle Gorge Trail. This trail follows a gated fire road alongside Rock Castle Creek. Surrounding the creek bottom is mixed deciduous forest, which house many nesting neotropical migrant birds. Creek beds are good places to spy on native
  • Wytheville KOA Campground
    Spend cool quiet nights in the Appalachian Mountains near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy the cool mountain shade and a restful night's sleep in our Kamping Kabins & deluxe kottages.We have drive-thru sites or grassy tent sites. Wytheville KOA features a (seasonal) kafe with site delivery, Large Heated Swimming Pool with 50 ft water slide,Cable TV,10,000 square ft.Game Room with
  • Wolf Creek Picnic Area
    Wolf Creek Picnic area is located on the banks of Wolf Creek, a stocked trout stream. The picnic sites and shelter provide good views of the wide free flowing stream. The picnic shelter accommodates about 32 people. Additional picnic sites are scattered throughout the woods. A very scenic ramp/bridge crosses over the stream leading to three loop trails of about
  • Beartown Wilderness, Bland
    The 5,609 acres that comprise the Beartown Wilderness are some of the most remote in the Jefferson Nat'l. Forest. Topography is rugged and steep. There are no improved roads to the wilderness boundary. The Appalachian Trail borders the southern edge of the area and provides hiker access. Roaring Fork Creek, which crosses the area, is a
  • Stony Fork Recreation Area
    A part of and just off the Big Walker National Scenic Byway, this is a recreation area of the Jefferson National Forest. Stony Fork creek runs through the campground, providing recreation such as fishing and wading. A nature trail is located in the area, as is the Seven Sisters hiking trail. The campground has single and double units. Scenic overlooks
  • Kimberling Creek Wilderness
    Kimberling Creek Wilderness contains 5,542 acres. Elevations range from 2,282 feet at its lowest point on Kimberling Creek to 3,200 feet on Hogback Mountain. Vegetation is comprised of mixed hardwoods with white pine and yellow pine scattered throughout. The understory consists mostly of dogwood, sourwood, red maple, mountain laurel and rhododendron. Wildlife is found throughout the area and consists mostly
  • Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway
    Big Walker Mountain was named for explorer, Dr Thomas Walker who passed thru here on his 1749 search for a way into Kentucky.  He discovered the Cumberland Gap and Built the first cabin in Kentucky.   Passing through national forest and private land, this 16-mile stretch showcases mountain vistas, historic farm homesteads and tree-lined forest vistas. At the top, a
  • Jack’s Creek Covered Bridge
    The covered bridges in Patrick County are fabulous spots for romance and are full of history making them one of the best experiences in Virginia. There is something about covered bridges that draw people to them. Maybe it's the feel of being taken back to a simpler time, where life moved a little bit slower. Maybe it's the taken-care-of
  • I.C. Dehart Park
    Isaac C. DeHart operated a roller and grist mill on Widgeon Creek for many years. In addition, DeHart operated a legal distillery in the area, shipping his products to many parts of the country. His widow donated their land to the County of Patrick, and DeHart Park is now located there. The park has a picnic shelter, playground for the
  • Crooked Creek WMA Birding & Wildlife Trail
    This trail system is a part of the statewide Birding and Wildlife Trail system of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The trail system is the first statewide program of its type. Southwest Virginia is a part of the Mountain Area which includes 34 trail loops with 340 sites. Carroll County has four trails within the Blue Ridge
  • Beagle Ridge Gardens and Herb Farm
    Southwest Virginia's premiere Lavender farm.Our 14 theme display gardens showcase herb and perennial collections. Stroll through the gardens, enjoy tea on the patio and watch the hummingbirds feast on the flowers. The gardens are alive with colorful plants, butterflies and birds. The 3rd week of June is Lavender Thyme, come pick your own Lavender bunch, enjoy Lavender Lemonade and buy Lavender
  • Appalachian Trail, Bland County
    Southwestern Virginia includes some of the most spectacular sections of this famous Maine-to-Georgia footpath, with wilderness high summits, mature timber and vivid floral displays from May to
  • Wytheville Community Center
    Wytheville Community Center: Pass Options-Gold, Silver, and Bronze with varying access to different aspects of recreation. Day passes available. Plans are available for purchase on a month, six month, or yearly basis. The facility provides quality, year around activities for citizens of all ages to enjoy. It features a three dimensional climbing wall, standing 25-feet high and 55-feet wide and provides
  • Big Walker Lookout
    Big Walker Mountain, named for pioneer explorer Dr Thomas Walker, is home to Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store. At an elevation of 3,405, climbing the 100 foot lookout tower provides visitors with breathtaking views, where Only the Birds See More! With over 70 years in business, the BW Country Store features the handmade wares of artists from the Southwest
  • Brackens Fish Hatchery
    Brackens Trout Hatchery is located off of I-81/I-77, exit 73 on Berea Road in Wytheville, VA.  Please call for open dates and times:
  • Monster Rock Hiking Trail
    This short trail hike leaves the Big Walker Lookout parking lot and leads to a large rock outcrop. Monster Rock is an outstanding vista of the Stony Fork watershed which includes beautiful Wythe and Bland County farmscapes and historic Garden Mountain to the north. It is a nice side trip of the Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway. The trail starts at
  • Lick Mountain Excursions
    Come see nature at its best as you ride from Hemlock Cove up to Buzzards Roost, adjacent to the Big Survey Wildlife Management  Area. Our 4.5 miles ride takes approx 90 minutes and you will make stops for photo opps and learning about the history and natural history of this amazing area. Travel the old wagon road from Austinville to
  • Bee Bottom Picnic Area
    Thirty-one picnic units with table, grill and parking spur. Sunny area with playground equipment and mowed spaces for