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A Day in Salem in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Find your next metro mountain adventure in Salem in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Become a #Trailsetter and explore over 1,000 miles of trails with incredible options for hiking, biking, paddling, and more. Salem is right at the back door to the trails at Carvins Cove. When you’re not conquering a trail, head to downtown Salem – an area full of local flavors, history, and culture.


Begin your day with a hike along the Appalachian Trail. Virginia’s Blue Ridge is home to the Virginia Triple Crown, featuring three stunning summit views—Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs. Any of the trio would make for an epic hike to kick off your weekend.


Head downtown to chow down at a great local restaurant. Popular local favorites include Mac and Bob’s Restaurant, El Jefe, and West Salem Diner. After lunch, stroll around and check out the local shops, LOVEworks art, Farmers Market, and the beautiful Roanoke College campus.


Ready for Happy Hour? Salem is home of two great craft breweries—Parkway Brewing Company and Olde Salem Brewing Company. If the team is in town during your visit, spend a night at the ballpark with our Salem Red Sox. Book your accommodations downtown at either The Lofts at Downtown Salem, the Rowland Hotel, or one of the wonderful hotels throughout Salem.

Unusual Fact 

Did you know Salem is Virginia’s Championship City? It’s hosted nearly 100 NCAA Championships and dozens of other amateur sporting events, tournaments, and championships.

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