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Abingdon Weekend

Created by: Casey

There's so much we want to do in Abingdon. I hope we can get all of this in in a weekend.

Day 1

  • Zazzy'z Coffee House & Bookstore

    Zazzy'z Coffee House & Bookstore
    380 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA, 24210

    (276) 698-3333

    This unique blend of a bookstore and cafe is the perfect spot to come and relax, have a good chat, or browse your favorite authors. Set in a two-story Victorian town-house, Zazzy'Z combines all the comforts of home with the luxury of a metropolitan bookseller and cafe.

  • Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop

    Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop
    201 Pecan Street, Abingdon, VA, 24210

    (276) 676-2552

    Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop is a full-service shop in Abingdon that provides shuttle service and mountain bike rentals to Damascus and Whitetop Station for the Virginia Creeper Trail. We are 5 minutes from Exit 17 off I-81 and one block from Main Street in historic downtown Abingdon, and just yards from the beginning of the Virginia Creeper Trail. We offer a wide variety of mountain bikes, clothing, and cycling gear. Open 7 Days A Week! Reservations recommended, not required!

  • Virginia Creeper Trail Guide

    Virginia Creeper Trail Guide
    Heart of the Creeper Trail, 331 Douglas Drive, Damascus, VA, 24236

    (276) 475-3853

    The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 35 mile multiple-use trail rail trail in southwestern Virginia.  The trail runs from Abingdon through Damascus to Whitetop, Va, near the North Carolina state line -through National Forest and crosses numerous trestles.

    In Damascus, "the Friendliest Town on the Traill", the Creeper crosses over the many national and regional trails that pass through this little town.  The Virginia Creeper Trail, Appalachian Trail, 76 TransAm Bicycle Route, Crooked Road, Round the Mountain, Iron Mountain Trail, and the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail all cross at the same intersection.

    The Trail that began as a Native American footpath and later, the European pioneers, as well as early explorer Daniel Boone, used the trail that traversed through the beautiful area. Shortly after 1900, W.B. Mingea constructed the Virginia-Carolina Railroad from Abingdon to Damascus. In 1905, the line was extended to Konnarock and Elkland, NC. In its day, the line hauled lumber, iron ore, supplies, and passengers. It got its nickname, Virginia Creeper, from the early steam locomotives that struggled slowly up the railroad's steep grades.

    Bicycle rental and shuttle services are available for a fun filled family adventure.

  • Ellis Soda Shoppe & Grill

    Ellis Soda Shoppe & Grill
    217 W. Main St, Abingdon, VA, 24210

    (276) 623-8187

    Ellis Soda Shoppe serves hand-mixed sodas along with sandwiches, burgers, salads and appetizers, and the restaurant displays historic pictures of Abingdon and relics from the Ellis Pharmacy which was once located in the same building.

Day 2

  • The Tavern Restaurant In Abingdon

    The Tavern Restaurant In Abingdon
    222 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA, 24210

    (276) 628-1118

    Welcome to The Tavern Restaurant, located in Abingdon’s oldest building, built in 1779. The building was used from its beginning as a tavern and overnight inn for stagecoach travelers. Dining at The Tavern is a long-standing tradition in Abingdon, VA. Guests experience a friendly, relaxed and informal atmosphere. Casual attire. A diverse menu is offered, all entrees are prepared fresh at the time they are ordered. We have an extensive beer and wine list and full service bar. Gift Certificates are available. Corporate dining–Meetings-Entertainment. Special functions are available on Sundays. Indoor/Outdoor dining on our Porch and Courtyard. Wireless Internet. Reservations recommended. The Tavern Restaurant, a place where you can relax and enjoy fine food. Open Monday-Saturday 4:30-10 PM. Dinner, 5-9 PM.

  • Wolf Hills Brewing Co.

    Wolf Hills Brewing Co.
    350 Park Street, Abingdon, VA, 24210

    (303) 550-8762

    WOLF HILLS BREWING CO is a craft brewery located in historic Abingdon, Virginia. The brewery takes its name from the original appellation that Daniel Boone gave to the wilderness that became Abingdon. Tradition holds that Boone and his hunting companion spent a sleepless night along a hill on the Great Road after their dogs encountered a pack of wolves, which had a den in a nearby cave. Drawing from this rich history, Wolf Hills Brewing CO melds together time honored brewing methods using only the highest quality ingredients with modern beer styles inspired by the wide array of fragrant hops from the Pacific-Northwest. Wolf Hills brews in small batches that are only distributed in the Virginia Highlands. The result is a level of fresh, savory beer that is unmatched in this region. Discover one of our many styles for yourself during our Growler Hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7PM . . . you’ll be howling for more.

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