• Explore Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ at These Historic Spots in Virginia
    Virginia had an integral role in the history of country music, as evidenced in Ken Burns’ eight-part PBS documentary “Country Music.” From the Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol to the countless musicians who call Virginia home, the options for exploring the history, hometowns, and attractions of Virginia’s country music ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2019-10-11
  • Explore Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ at These Historic Spots in Virginia
    Virginia had an integral role in the history of country music, as evidenced in Ken Burns’ eight-part PBS documentary “Country Music.” From the Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol to the countless musicians who call Virginia home, the options for exploring the history, hometowns, and attractions of Virginia’s country music ... read more
    Source: Heart of AppalachiaPublished on 2019-10-11
  • Hiking Trails Near Wineries in Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    Fall in Virginia offers many fun activity combinations, but one of our favorites is hiking and wine. October is Virginia Wine Month, which makes it the perfect time to sample fine vintages during the grape harvest and also experience the colorful canopies shading some of our favorite ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-09-26
  • A Three-Day Vacation Guide to Blacksburg
    Blacksburg Farmers Market Located in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia, Blacksburg is known as the home of the Virginia Tech Hokies, but this mountain town and the surrounding communities ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2019-07-26
  • A Three-Day Vacation Guide to Blacksburg
    Blacksburg Farmers Market Located in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia, Blacksburg is known as the home of the Virginia Tech Hokies, but this mountain town and the surrounding communities ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-07-26
  • 20+ Things to do in and Around Lynchburg during the State Games of America
    Co-written by Krista Boothby, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator with the Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism The State Games of America will be coming to Lynchburg July 31 – August 4, 2019. Once the competition is over, it is time for more fun! Check out the list below ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-07-23
  • 20 Experiences for Hiking Lovers in Virginia’s Blue Ridge
    Attention #Trailsetters: We have an essential list for your outdoor explorations in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. These 20 experiences for hiking lovers are a mix of our most well-known trails, lesser-known trails, and exciting points of interest along the way. From endurance testers to easy paths for families ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-06-25
  • Beyond FloydFest: Your Three Day Guide to Floyd
    If you are anything like me, when you think of Floyd County, you think of FloydFest or “that place where my uncle was born.” FloydFest is amazing and epic and truly something every single person should experience at least one time.  But beyond that, Floyd is a surprising, magical small ... read more
    Source: Blue Ridge HighlandsPublished on 2019-06-06
  • Virginia’s Small Towns: A Three-Day Vacation Guide to Lynchburg
    Scenic beauty of Lynchburg Just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg is about two hours from Richmond and ... read more
    Source: Virginia MountainsPublished on 2019-05-23
  • Top 10 Mini-Vacations in Southwest Virginia
    Featuring a landscape dappled with mammoth swaths of wilderness, laced with free-flowing rivers, and crowned by high peaks—including the loftiest summit in the state, 5,728-foot Mount Rogers—Southwest Virginia is like no place else in the state. For outdoor lovers, this ruggedly wild corner of the state is not to ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2019-03-12
  • A Runner’s Guide to Southwest Virginia
    One of the nice things about running is you can do it just about anywhere. Lace-up a pair of running shoes and start exploring. Of course, it helps when the place to explore is surrounded by tree-covered mountains, scenic waterways, and an abundance of trails. Southwest Virginia has just what ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2019-03-12
  • Five over 5,000…Southwest Virginia’s Mountains Rise Above the Rest
    Virginia’s spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains were so named because from a distance they appear to be blueish in color. Part of the Appalachian Mountain range, the Blue Ridge Mountains boast the highest mountains in the Commonwealth and five of them are in Southwest Virginia.Mount Rogers, whose summit stretches across the ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2019-02-18
  • How Southwest Virginia is Transforming from an Industrial Past to an Outdoor Destination
    Hiking the Appalachian Trail to Mount Rogers, the highest point in Virginia. Virginia State Parks   Driving through Southwest Virginia, you’re struck by the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. You can see why anyone would want to make this part of the country home. But in reality, what drew many of ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2019-02-13
  • The Crooked Road
    The Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail winds through almost 300 miles of picturesque terrain in southwest Virginia, including 19 counties, four cities, and 54 towns and communities where heritage music is celebrated year round. With nine major music venues, more than 60 affiliated venues and festivals, and over ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2019-02-06
  • Heartwood
    Heartwood   Heartwood is the Gateway to Southwest Virginia music, crafts, outdoor recreation, food and local culture.   Here we celebrate the unique natural and cultural assets that make Southwest Virginia such an incredible place to live or visit. With the objective of making Southwest Virginia known all over the ... read more
    Source: SWVAPublished on 2019-01-24