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Endless Adventures in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Dragon’s Tooth – Joseph Mesite | Visit VBR

As the largest city in western Virginia, Roanoke offers a vibrant metro area within close proximity to an incredible variety of outdoor adventures. A visit to the Roanoke Region in Virginia’s Blue Ridge provides the opportunity to explore over 1,000 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and paddling.

Smith Mountain Lake – Creative Dog Media | Visit VBR

Drive to Hike, Bike and Paddle

Embark on an unforgettable road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway, America’s Favorite Drive, through Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Discover iconic destinations like the Appalachian Trail’s Triple Crown of Virginia and Carvins Cove for hiking and mountain biking, or explore the Upper James River Water Trail for paddling. Dive into boating, fishing, and other water activities on Smith Mountain Lake’s 20,000 acres. Roanoke Mountain Adventures offers gear rentals for river floating and biking on greenways, perfect for outdoor fun with friends and family. Join their guided tours for a unique, immersive experience and deepen your connection with the region.

Twin Creeks Brewpub at Explore Park – Jennifer Griffin | Visit VBR

Pub Stop!

Twin Creeks Brewpub, nestled in a historic tavern at Milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Explore Park, offers a unique and charming destination for visitors.


  • Richmond, VA – 190 miles E.
  • Charlotte, NC – 200 miles S.
  • Washington DC – 235 miles NE
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