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A Weekend In…Danville, VA

From kayaking on the river, biking many award-winning trails, playing a round of disc golf, or taking a stroll in the park, Visit SoSi offers SO many opportunities to get outside! You don’t need to venture far to spot a river for tubing, a park for skateboarding, or trail for hiking in Danville City and Pittsylvania County. So, what are you waiting for? Go see SoSi!

Day One: 


Start your day with an early morning kayak adventure along the Dan River, which flows 214 miles in Virginia and North Carolina, while you enjoy views of wildlife and the downtown area. Make sure to fuel yourself with breakfast and locally roasted coffee at Crema and Vine and take a stroll along Millionaire’s Row to enjoy some of the most breathtaking Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the South. 


After grabbing a delicious lunch at Me’s Burgers and Brews in the historic River District, take the time to visit one of SoSi’s many local parks. Enjoy a round of disc golf, play a game of tennis, or try your hand at pickleball. Hikers and trail runners are invited to explore Anglers Park or Dan Daniel Memorial Park


So long, boredom! Spend an evening under the stars while you stay at Leesville Lake Campground, a 40-acre campground, in Gretna. Take a moonlit ride on the lake by kayak, boat, or canoe.

Day Two:  


After a night’s rest, take a stroll downtown to enjoy a bagel and signature latte at Link’s Coffee House. Start the day with a morning bike ride along Angler’s Ridge, one the longest single-track mountain biking trails in the region. Angler’s Park boasts over 35 miles of trails for multiple experience levels. 


Enjoy an afternoon of fishing at Lake Burton, a 76-acre reservoir located in Pittsylvania County. This reservoir is stocked with various species of sportfish, including largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. Looking for a tasty lunch? Downtown Chatham features several dining options, including El Cazador and Hunt and Company


When it’s time to unwind and relax, take a stroll down the Riverwalk Trail while watching the sunset over the Dan River. Enjoy the many locally owned shops and boutiques in the River District. End the night with a flight from Ballad Brewing or enjoy live music at 2 Witches Winery and Brewing Company! Wanting to stay downtown for the night? Book your stay at The Bee Hotel, the city’s urban boutique destination spot. 

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