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From the Kentucky line to the Tennessee border, experience southwest Virginia’s wild trails, rivers, and parks firsthand by car, foot, horse, raft, and all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Start your trip at activity-packed Breaks Interstate Park.
Breaks Park has 4,600 acres of recreational delights to enjoy, including Splash in the Park water park, hiking/biking/horseback riding trails, concerts at the Traditional Mountain Music Center, and white water rafting. Camp, stay at the lodge, or rent a cottage for the night and then head west to Route 611.
Route 611, also known as Cumberland Mountain Drive, winds through rural Dickenson County and is motorcycle friendly. Stop at Airplane Rock overlook, Birch Knob Tower, John Flannagan Dam, Bartlick/Splashdam Bridge, Branham Farm, and/or Russell Fork River for stunning mountain views and pictures. For lodging, consider Uptown Cottage, a charming 100 year old country house in Clintwood.
Take Routes 83 and 63 to St. Paul next to experience Virginia’s newest and most exciting trail destination – Spearhead Trails. The Mountain View “Off Highway Vehicle” trail system offers a satisfying mix of both easy going and heart-pounding trails for all levels of ATV experience. Whichever route you choose, the ride will be seat-shaking fun.
Theses wild outdoor drives are filled with excitement and will leave you with fond memories for years to come.