Discovering Virginia’s Picturesque Mountain Towns

The Appalachian Mountains stretch for hundreds of miles through Virginia, from the highlands near Cumberland Gap in the southwest up the Blue Ridge all the way to Maryland. Tucked away among these regal ridges and deep valleys lie Virginia’s mountain towns. The citizens of these settlements are…

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10 Virginia Bicycle Routes for Any Season

Any season is the perfect season if you're an avid cyclist. Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet ... you get the picture. Roll on along Virginia's most popular bicycle routes and enjoy the beauty of now. HIGH BRIDGE TRAIL | BURKEVILLE TO PAMPLIN CITY Photo Credit: Kyle LaFerriere…

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The Most Gorgeous Spring Wildflower Hikes

Taking a walk can be an instant pick-me-up, but encountering wildflowers along the way? That's quite possibly some folks' idea of heaven on earth. Refer to this list as you plan your walks and hikes, as each of these is fit for varying abilities and desires. Reminder: When visiting Virginia's…

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12 Historic Virginia Music Venues

Virginia's music venues are full of rich history. Places that now host live music once started out as old movie houses or stores or farmhouses and changed over time. Here are 12 of Virginia's historic music venues. Note: Due to COVID-19, many venues may be closed or have delayed events; check with…

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A Scenic Road Trip Through Southern Virginia

United States Route 58 is a scenic stretch of road coursing east to west across southern Virginia. One can reach Virginia Beach from Cumberland Gap on the KY/TN/VA border in 10 hours. Not the fastest route for eager beach-bounders, to be sure, but worthy of a being the trip when you stretch it over…

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Virginia's Swinging Bridges

If you're a sucker for the nostalgic, you'll really enjoy Virginia's swinging bridges. They're photogenic locations that align with the likes of old watermills and covered bridges -- treasures we should protect for the stories they represent. According to Gary Lester with the Virginia Department of…

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