Places to Visit

Great Outdoors
Claytor Lake State Park
Located on 4,500-acre, 21-mile long Claytor Lake in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia, Claytor Lake State Park offers a wide variety of...
Add to Trip Planner 
New River
The only thing "new" about the New River is its name. It is the oldest river in North America, and the second oldest in the world, flowing from near...
Add to Trip Planner 
New River Trail State Park
New River Trail is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39...
Add to Trip Planner 
History and Heritage
Wilderness Road Regional Museum
The Wilderness Road Regional Museum is located in historic Newbern, Virginia. Newbern, located in Pulaski County, had its official beginning March 3...
Add to Trip Planner 
Hillbilly Opry
The McGuire family runs this restaurant, music hall, and campground. Mike and his son Jason also love music, and along with weekly musical guests...
Add to Trip Planner 
New River Community College Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club
Started by former dean of the college and mountain music lover Charlie White, this event regularly entertains several hundred at a time. Their...
Add to Trip Planner 

Handmade and Homegrown

Black Horse Artisan
Add to Trip Planner 
David Stanley
David Stanley became interested in clay in 1996, after retiring from his veterinary practice. He builds primitive, functional wheel thrown, high...
Add to Trip Planner 
Draper Mercantile and Trading Company
The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company not only serves as a showplace for regional arts, crafts, and music but also provides an upscale café...
Add to Trip Planner