The southern gateway to
Virginia’s Western Highlands, Craig County offers a rich historical heritage, a
small-town country atmosphere, and rolling mountain vistas. It was created in
1851 from parts of five counties and the frontier village of New Castle established as the county
seat. Today more than 112,000 acres of National Forest give visitors an
enormous playground for outdoor recreation and exploration, including thirteen
miles of the Appalachian Trail which snake thru the southeast corner of the
county. Virginia Scenic Byways Rt.
42, Rt. 311, and Rt. 615 are some of the prettiest roads in the Highlands.
We invite you to
experience Craig County. Check out Wilderness
Adventure retreat center. Relax in
unique lodging venues, shop in historic downtown New Castle, and dine on farm-raised bison in Paint Bank. Our Fall Festival is the 2nd Saturday of every October, Prepper Festival is in April and the New
Castle Cruise-In is in August.
Your next adventure is
Just Around the Bend! Just call ahead
for directions and hours.