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Room for Adventure in Highland County, Virginia

Looking for the perfect road trip destination? Highland County, Virginia, awaits. Reconnect with nature, jump into outdoor adventures, and soak up some small-town charm. As the least populous county in Virginia, there’s plenty of space for you!

Take a Step Back in Time

Highland County’s winding mountain roads offer a glimpse of Virginia’s unspoiled beauty, evoking a nostalgic charm. New businesses and the art scene thrive, while annual events cater to the whole family. Experience breathtaking views from the Sounding Knob Fire Tower or challenge yourself with the Mountain Mama Road Bike event. Stay off-grid at the brand new Monterey Campground, where the owner even provides motorcycle tours of the area’s scenic roads. Stargaze under the dark skies or hike the historic 1.5-mile trail at McDowell Battlefield. Public fishing spots abound along the Bullpasture, Potomac, and Laurel Fork rivers, offering trout fishing in pristine mountain streams. Discover a range of accommodations, from rustic cabins to modern Airbnbs, and explore unique shopping and dining experiences across the county.

Sugar Stop!

Sugar Tree Country Store in McDowell, Virginia, offers natural products like pure maple syrup, jellies, and handcrafted items, and serves as a “sugar camp” stop during the Highland County Maple Festival.


  • Richmond, VA – 155 miles SE
  • Roanoke, VA – 110 miles S.
  • Washington DC – 190 miles NE
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