Breaks Interstate Park in Dickenson County has been called "The Grand Canyon of the South." It covers 4,500 acres of woodland with lofty rock formations and caves.
Natural Tunnel is the main attraction at Natural Tunnel State Park. The tunnel was carved by what is now Stock Creek thousands of years ago, and many fossils can still be found in and around the tunnel walls! It's been said that Daniel Boone was probably the first person to discover the tunnel.
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Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park features a beautiful Victorian mansion that serves as the museum. The people who stayed in this region are the Heart of Appalachia itself, learning to survive by their own determination, wits and skills.
Outdoor adventures include hiking trails and plenty sightings of wildlife!
We start our exploration at the very southwest tip of Virginia at Wilderness Road State Park that borders the Wilderness Road, which was blazed by Daniel Boone in 1775. Historic Martin’s Station, a replica of a frontier fort, is on the grounds. Staff there present living history programs, and a reenactment takes place there each May as well. Guests may rent bikes to use on the park’s 8.2-mile Rail Trail.
For more information on wildlife management areas and natural preserves, please visit the Department of Conservation & Recreation!
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