Town of Dublin- The town of Dublin is the site of southwest Virginia's International Trade Zone. It is also the home of New River Community College, Claytor Lake State Park, New River Valley Airport, Volvo Mack Trucks, and Ethan Allen Furniture. Dublin will also be the site of the first veteran's cemetary in southwest Virginia. Located on historic Route 11, Dublin is a vibrant community of involved citizens.
Pulaski County- Pulaski County is located in the region of Virginia called the New River Valley. The communities and towns in Virginia's New River Valley provide a friendly, family-oriented, small-town atmosphere with all of the attractions of cosmopolitan areas. The Valley is a quiet place surrounded by stunning natural beauty. There is a spirit of cooperation to get things done; to develop and maintain a strong economy; and to provide personal enrichment opportunities for all citizens. Bisected by the nation's oldest river, the Valley is bordered on the North by the Allegheny mountains and on the South by the Blue Ridge.
Bland County- Bland County, named for the prominent Virginia patriot, Richard Bland, is situated on the edge of the southwest portion of the Great Valley of Virginia. Nearly 78 percent of the County's total area is wooded with approximately 32 percent of the mountainous portions in the Jefferson National Forest.
Places to GO & Things to DO:
West Wind Farm- West Wind Farm is a fourth-generation homestead and recently planted vineyard. We offer handcrafted Virginia wine from our new winery that serves as a gathering place in Southwestern Virginia. We welcome hikers, motorists, cyclists, motor- cyclists, corporate escape artists, picnicking lovers, stressed out lawyers, tired old hippies, Yankee tourists and the occasional wine expert to our breezy hillside.
Crooked Road Music Trail- The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, winds through the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Here, the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Traditional Country music is as beautiful and rugged as the landscape itself.
Skyline Drive- Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park it’s hard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nation’s capital. Skyline Drive runs 105 miles along the crest of the mountains past spectacular vistas. It is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Appalachian Trail runs along much of the Sheanadoah National Park.
Randolph Park- Randolph Park is located in Pulaski County on 87 acres of land that was generously donated by a lifelong resident of the community, Ms. Evelyn Alexander. Randolph Park includes a full range of facilities for picnics, swimming, sports, and nature trails.
New River Trips- For your fishing trips or outdoor recreation fun, call Blue Cat on the New! Kayak and canoe rentals are available, as well as instruction! After a journey down the river, enjoy a night's stay in one of the authentic tipis! Blue Cat on the New caters to the needs of groups and individuals.
New River Trail- New River Trail is minutes from Claytor Lake State Park. This unique park features 57 miles of continuous trail. The park parallels 39 miles of the New River, which is one of the world's oldest rivers and among a handful of rivers flowing north New River Trail State Park has been designated an official National Recreation Trail by the U. S. Department of the Interior
Appalachian Trail- The Appalachian Trail offers unparalleled opportunities to explore, experience and connect with nature. It is the nation's longest marked footpath, at approximately 2,175 miles and the areas it traverses House more than 2,000 occurrences of rare,threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant and animal species. It crosses six national parks, traverses eight national forests and touches 14 states. It runs from Maine to Georgia.
Blue Ridge Parkway- "America's Favorite Drive" winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures complement spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys. It is truly an outdoor drive and playground set in some of the most beautiful scenery in the nation. Although the road is often seen primarily as a scenic byway with plenty of natural attractions, it is also a cross-section of Appalachian mountain history. Stretching almost 500 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge mountains through North Carolina and Virginia, it encompasses some of the oldest settlements of both pre-historic and early European settlement.
National Park Service- The National Park Service oversees the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway, among many famous and precious treasures of our nation. This link will lead you to their national site and in-depth information.
Mountain Lake- Mountain Lake, is Southwestern Virginia’s most comfortable family getaway resort, a gorgeous 2,600 acre Virginia mountaintop resort where you can “Do it all, or do nothing at all.”
Huckleberry Trail- The Huckleberry Trail is an asphalt-paved bike/pedestrian path. The trail currently runs from the Blacksburg library to the New River Mall. There are distance markers every half mile. At 2.83 miles it crosses the road to Warm Hearth, at 3.43 miles it crosses Hightop, and at 3.90 it crosses Merimac. The total distance from the library to the mall is 5.762 miles.
Fine Arts Center for the NRV- The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley strives to recognize, encourage, and support original work by area artists, craftspeople and musicians. The center is a full service regional art center featuring rotating exhibitions, youth and adult classes, in-school service programs, concerts, performances, lectures and special events. The primary location at 21 West Main Street includes a gallery with monthly exhibitions, a gift shop featuring the work of regional artisans, class space, and offices.
Draper Valley Golf Club- Draper Valley Golf Club is situated on breathtakingly beautiful land deeply rooted in primitive and early Virginia history. Evidence discovered during course construction shows that primitive man had selected this site for settlement several thousand years ago.
Claytor Lake State Park- Claytor Lake State Park is located on the 21-mile long Claytor Lake in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia.
Claytor Lake- Thousands of years before European pioneers started streaming down the valley in the mid-1700s, old Rt. 11 was a well-traveled hunting and raiding route used by southern Cherokee and Catawba tribes, as well as members of the northern Iroquois Confederacy of Five Nations. A mystic German sect called the Ephrata Brethren (later to be known as Dunkards) decided the land now covered by Claytor Lake was the place they wanted to stop. When the New River was dammed to form Claytor Lake for the generating of electric power in 1939, the community known as Dunkard's Bottom was swallowed by the rising waters. The 4,475-acre impoundment of the New River lies south of Radford and east of Pulaski in Pulaski County, an easy jump from Interstate 81.
Chateau Morrisette Winery- Chateau Morrisette Winery is located in a spectacular mountain setting in Floyd County off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway between mileposts 171 and 172.
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