Damascus

Places to Visit

Great Outdoors
Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes...
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Backbone Rock Recreation Area
A short 10 minute drive south of Damascus is Backbone Rock Recreation Area. Backbone Rock, a solid pillar of rock which is a part of Holston Mountain...
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Bear Tree Recreation Area
Within the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the Beartree Campground family camping area has 55 single and 29 double sites with tables, flush...
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Hungry Mother Adventures
Hungry Mother Adventures
Your adventure starts here!  Whether you spend the day tubing the Middle Fork River through beautiful Marion Virginia or zooming down our zip lines,...
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Iron Mountain Bike Trail
The Iron Mountain Trail, now blazed yellow, was part of the Appalachian...
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Mount Rogers Birding and Wildlife Trail
Many of the sites in the Mount Rogers Loop are within the 150,000 acres of the...
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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (NRA) manages approximately 200,000 acres of National Forest land near Mount Rogers. Over one million visitors...
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South Holston Birding and Wildlife Trail
Straddling the border between Tennessee and Virginia, the brick red shores of South Holston Lake offer endless surprises including migrant shorebirds...
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Trans-America Bike Route
The Trans-America Bike Route, first organized as a Bicentennial cross-country cycling route in 1976, traverses Southwest Virginia beginning at the...
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Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail
The Virginia Creeper Trail is possibly the easiest, prettiest mountain bike ride you will ever encounter. The Trail, which is actually the retired...
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Whitetop Laurel Creek
Whitetop Laurel Creek in Washington County is one of state's largest and most beautiful wild trout streams. Approximately seven miles are stocked...
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History and Heritage
Green Cove
The Green Cove Station is the only original remaining depot building along the Virginia Creeper Trail. Privately owned, the depot served as post...
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Music
Town of Damascus Wayside
The Crooked Road has a series of 26 Wayside Exhibits located throughout the region and along the Trail. Just pull your vehicle off the road to read...
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Handmade and Homegrown

Debbie Grim Yates
Debbie Grim Yates keeps up her full time business in her home studio in beautiful Konnarock Va near Whitetop Mountain. Like most potters, Debbie...
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Dreamland Alpacas Farm Store
Nestled in the mountains of the outskirts of Abingdon, in Meadowview, is our little piece of heaven that we share with approximately sixty alpacas....
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Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway
Heartwood is your gateway to Southwest Virginia craft, music, food, and local culture. Shop crafts created by `Round the Mountain members, juried to...
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Holston Mountain Artisans
Holston Mountain Artisans, formerly known as The Cave House Craft Shop, is the home to more than150 of this area's most talented artisans....
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Matthew Newman
Trails ARTware; the working studio/gallery, for Matthew Newman, and a few of his friends. Baskets , sculpture, toys, nature prints, silk scarves, t-...
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Town Square Center for the Arts
As the artisan economy of Southwest Virginia blossoms, so does the demand for locations where artists can create and retail their work. In Glade...
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Walter Messick
Being a musical instrument maker challenges me to use my body, mind & spirit. My love of history helps me understand the roots of folk music....
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William King Museum of Art
The William King Museum of Art is the premier visual arts facility in the region, offering outstanding fine world art, contemporary regional art and...
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