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Find Yourself in Patrick County, Virginia

In Patrick County, Va., every curve of the road leads to new adventures. The mix of peaks and valleys in these parts offers exciting hiking and biking trails, plentiful waters for paddling or fishing, and beautiful mountain overlooks. Grab your boots and find yourself here.

Rock Castle Gorge National Recreation Trail offers a beautiful, challenging, and diverse hiking experience.

Long Days of Play

Hunt for staurolite crystals at Fairy Stone State Park. Hike the Rock Castle Gorge National Recreation Trail, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Get on the water at Philpott Lake. Ride the cross-country mountain bike trails at I.C. Dehart Park. Test your speed at the annual Kibler Valley River Run. Get lost in the music at Floydfest, Front Porch Fest, Beach Music Festival, and other summer music festivals. After a long day of play, relax in luxury at Primland Resort and enjoy some of the many guided outdoor adventures they offer or find a more private escape with a cabin, B&B, or yurt.

The Annual Kibler Valley River Run is a five-mile downriver race on the third Saturday
of July each year in Ararat, Va.

Pit Stop!

Learn about the history of the longest active NASCAR racing team right off US route 58! At the Wood Brothers Racing Museum, you can check out fast cars, interesting memorabilia, and buy a piece of racing history in the gift shop.


  • Raleigh & Durham NC – 130 miles southeast
  • Charlotte NC – 130 miles south
  • Washington, D.C. – 300 miles northeast 
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