Great Outdoors

Places to Visit

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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Appalachian Wonders Birding and Wildlife Trail
Located within the Cumberland Plateau, the Appalachian Wonders Loop is a haven for naturalists, and in particular, birders. With 24 species of...
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Back of the Dragon
Experience the unmatched beauty and riding enjoyment provided by Virginia Route 16, the two lane ribbon over the mountains between Tazewell and...
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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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Bark Camp Lake
Bark Camp Lake is a 61-acre lake located in Scott County.  A beautiful lake completely surrounded by forested land, it was constructed in the mid...
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Barney's Wall
Barney's Wall is a challenging and beautiful climbing destination accessed via the Cascade Falls trail. There is no signage. Hike the upper trail...
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Beagle Ridge Gardens and Herb Farm and Environmental Education Center
Whether working in the garden, hiking on the trails, making an herbal craft or just sitting and watching the birds while you enjoy a cup of herbal...
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Bear Creek Reservoir (Wise Lake)
The Wise Reservoir provides the water supply for the Town of Wise. Although heavily used by anglers and picnickers, this is also a good venue for...
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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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Beaver Dam Creek Trail
Part of the Mountain Warbler Trail Loop, this is a walking trail with spectacular nature scenery within the Town of Hillsville. It is situated along...
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Big Cedar Creek Trail (Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve)
Take a spectacular hike along Big Cedar Creek to Big Falls, the Pinnacle, and the Clinch River. The round trip is about four miles. The trail passes...
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Big Stone Gap Birding and Wildlife Trail
The quaint town of Big Stone Gap offers a glimpse into the rich culture and heritage of early life in western Virginia -- and the chance to explore...
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Big Walker Lookout
Big Walker Lookout, at an elevation of 3,405 feet, affords one of the most spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains. Looking out over the...
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Big Walker Mountain Birding and Wildlife Trail
Explore Wythe County's dynamic grasslands and breathtaking vistas on this birding and wildlife loop. Starting in the Wytheville watershed at Big...
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Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway
The Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway showcases the natural beauty of Southwest Virginia and the history of the area. The byway passes through 16.2...
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