Scenic Drives and Vistas

 
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Places to Visit

Flag Rock Recreation Area
The Flag Rock Recreation Area is also known as "Norton's Mountain Masterpiece." It boasts 25 developed acres, including Flag Rock Overlook. Aptly...
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Grindstone Recreational Area
Escape the summer heat at 3800 feet at this wooded campground. Hike from your campsite to the top of Mount Rogers or stay and enjoy one of the best...
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High Knob Observation Tower
Get a hawks-eye view of the breathtaking splendor of High Knob Recreation area -- and a view that spans five states -- from the newly rebuilt High...
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Link's Farm Covered Bridge
Covered bridge over Sinking Creek in Giles County in Newport. It was built in 1912 on private property and is not open to the public nor to traffic.
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Lover's Leap Overlook
Lover's Leap is one of several spectacular views along your journey through Patrick County. In the 1600's, the Indians inhabited the Blue Ridge...
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Mabry Mill
Mabry Mill is a water-powered gristmill built around 1905 and located at Milepost 176.2 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's the most photographed scene...
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Mayberry Presbyterian Church
The six Childress rock-faced churches are located in the Virginia counties of Floyd, Carroll, and Patrick, in relative isolation on the edge of the...
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Mendota Fire Tower
Up a scenic mountain road, visitors flock to the Mendota Fire Tower on the peak of the Clinch Mountain every fall to view migrating birds of prey....
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Powell Valley Overlook
Pause on Route 23 between Norton and Big Stone Gap for this scenic panorama of the region's mountain splendor. This is quite possibly the most...
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Rocky Knob Campground
Rocky Knob Campground has 81 tent and 28 trailer sites, restrooms and a dump station for RVs with a campfire circle that accommodates up to 150...
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Sinking Creek Covered Bridge
Sinking Creek Bridge, 70-foot-long red wooden bridge with a tin roof, was built in 1916. Open to the public. Also in Giles County is the C.K....
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Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church
The six Childress rock-faced churches are located in the Virginia counties of Floyd, Carroll, and Patrick, in relative isolation on the edge of the...
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State Rt. 643 near Slate Creek
Route 643 is a beautiful mountain drive from Route 83 near Grundy through the community of Hurley and over Slate Creek.
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White Rocks
Settlers headed west through Cumberland Gap used the beautiful White Rocks to guide them in the last miles toward the gap. Today, you can get a...
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Whitetop Mountain
Whitetop Mountain is the second highest peak in Virginia. It is located at the junction of Grayson, Smyth, and Washington counties. The summit can be...
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