Blue Ridge Highlands

Trip Ideas

 

Primland Resort: Your Mountaintop Reprieve

Perch yourself high on the mountain and soak in the views. This will be one memorable season.   Read More

 

Winter Inspiration

As autumn skies give way to winter mornings, it is natural to begin thinking of rekindling relations and connections. Montgomery County and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg provide many ways to inspire that reconnection. Winter clothes our beautiful mountains, trails, and waterways in a whole new wardrobe not to be missed! There are also many activities in which to participate while you are in the area. Come, be inspired in Montgomery County!   Read More

 

Spend the Holidays in Abingdon

Visit this picturesque small town to fill your heart with holiday joy. Abingdon encompasses historical sites and attractions, cultural events, world class art venues and more; all wrapped in Christmas lights.   Read More

 

Claytor Lake State Park Getaway

Thirteen cabins, three lodges and a multitude of camping options await you at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin. The 4,500-acre lake is the crown jewel of the park with a beach swimming area and dive tower, plentiful fishing and four miles of hiking/biking trails.   Read More

 

Autumn on The Crooked Road

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, winding through the ruggedly beautiful Appalachian Mountains, leads you to the major hotspots of bluegrass, old time, and traditional American mountain music. This amazing fall getaway will create memories you'll treasure for a lifetime, beginning in Ferrum and ending in Damascus   Read More

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