Giles Arts and Adventure Trail
The clang of a blacksmith hammer echoes through the mountains while the heat of a kiln melts glass that is molded into glimmering shapes. The artisans here work their magic by putting their heart and soul into each piece. The single melody of a handmade banjo shares a tapestry of mountain tales in traditional songs. The artisans on the Giles Trail have carved, molded, melded, painted and quilted unique and creative art that is found in the quaint hamlets scattered in the mountains and valleys of Giles County. Galleries throughout the area offer artisan gatherings, educational classes, demonstrations and special events. Experiencing life “Giles Style” is to embrace the great outdoors ready for adventure, fun and relaxation all at once. This piece of country is full of cascading waterfalls, mountain biking, spelunking, birding trails, hiking, or renting canoes, rafts, tubes or kayaks to float down the New River.