Blue Ridge Highlands

Blue Ridge Highlands

The Birthplace of Country Music

As the Birthplace of Country Music, this area invites you to travel The Crooked Road on a musical journey. The hotspots include Bristol, Fiddling Conventions, such as the granddaddy of 'em all - Galax and the Floyd Country Store.

"America's Most Scenic Drive," the Blue Ridge Parkway, runs through this region of Virginia. Explore the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, and plenty of places to see wildlife ...

Abingdon is known around the world for Barter Theatre, The State Theater of Virginia, its two-week-long Virginia Highlands Festival and its Historic District with charming residences and craft shops.

Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech, the state's largest university and home of Lane Stadium, where NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference football match-ups are waged.

Before leaving the region, be sure to visit Saltville, "The Salt Capitol of the Confederacy," and its Museum of the Middle Appalachians.

Meadows of Dan's Primland Resort offers mountain-top chalets, elegant dining and Orvis-endorsed activities like flyfishing and wingshooting, as well as mountain biking and ATV trails.

Find your passion for the outdoors and pioneering in the Blue Ridge Highlands!


Blue Ridge Highlands Experiences

Mabry Mill

Family Fun in the Blue Ridge Highlands

Nature and mountain music take center stage alongside crafts and folklore in Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands. Get away to what you've been missing.

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The Blue Ridge Parkway

Sweeping views and plentiful wildlife make these 469 meandering miles memorable. From our Shenandoah National Park to North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this is the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Getaway to Patrick County's Great Outdoors

Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush or just escaping the rush of every day, there is a destination awaiting you in Patrick County.

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