10 Great Hikes in the New River Valley

Virginia’s New River Valley is an outdoorsy place. The combinations of mountains, rivers and bountiful public lands puts hiking on the front burner of outdoor activities that also include paddling, camping, bicycling, and mountain biking. The New River Valley area is generally defined as the…

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7 Virginia National Parks for Outdoor Lovers

The state of Virginia is populated with 22 parks managed by the National Park Service, those places run by the rangers dressed in green and wearing those particular brown hats. Yet many of these park units are not traditional national parks like Virginia’s own Shenandoah National Park, but rather…

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Eight Romantic Campsites for Couples

If you and your partner are the type of couple that enjoys the Great Outdoors, consider a romantic getaway staying at one of these campgrounds. In addition to spending quality time together while you camp, you’ll spend time discovering the beauty of Virginia’s natural landscape. Chincoteague…

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Hiking to a Breathtaking Virginia Sunrise

The heat is steadily rising now that summer is on the way, and outdoor trail adventures become less bearable as the temperatures soar. But if you start your adventure early in the morning, you can avoid the heat and receive another added perk: a beautiful Virginia sunrise. Here are our favorite…

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16 Amazing Camping Locations in Virginia

With a sky full of bright stars overhead and the soothing sounds of crickets chirping, the experience of camping connects you to nature in a way that is hard to describe. A rough, more primitive campground can teach you survival basics necessary to live off the surrounding landscape, but even the…

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Eight Central Virginia State Parks You Might Be Missing

The virtue of being in Central Virginia is the perk of being central to most of Virginia. Not far from these Virginia State Parks are cities, small towns, mountains, and yes, even beaches to explore. Be sure to check out the green pins on the map at the end for locations. -- JAMES RIVER STATE PARK |…

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11 State Parks for Those Who LOVE the Mountains

John Muir said it best when in 1863 he wrote to his sister: "The mountains are calling and I must go ..." Perhaps you've experienced the feeling? Some of us simply long for the view of the mountains while others want to conquer it on two feet. Either way, there are 11 Virginia State Parks that you…

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