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TOP 10
WAYS TO EXPLORE
Virginia's Blue Ridge

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Summer in Virginia's Blue Ridge includes long sunny days and more
time to enjoy outdoor adventure. Enjoy amazing mountain scenery as
you hike along the famous Appalachian Trail or ride the nationallyacclaimed biking trails at Carvins Cove and Explore Park. Leave some
time for water sports, including paddling, boating and fishing on the
regions multiple blueways and lakes. In Virginia's Blue Ridge, you can
play all day until the sun goes down.

Hike a Piece of the
APPALACHIAN TRAIL
Anyone will tell you to hike to McAfee Knob first and foremost - the
most photographed location on the Appalachian Trail. For an 8.5-mile
roundtrip hike, you'll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of
the mountains and a breathtaking experience of Virginia's wilderness.

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Visit
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE
Pick your spot from 500 miles of beautiful shoreline.
Fish, camp, picnic, or just relax by the water with
the family. Boat rentals and lodging are available
in multiple locations along the lake. This area is
a destination in and of itself if you are looking to
escape for a weekend.

Mountain Bike at
CARVINS COVE NATURAL RESERVE
The second largest municipal park in the US, Carvins Cove has plenty to offer - over 60 miles of scenic multi-use trails, including
50 miles of singletrack for epic mountain biking. Load up your bike or tie on those walking shoes for a day at the Cove.

Check out the
UPPER JAMES RIVER
WATER TRAIL
"Wet" your appetite (pun totally intended) for
Virginia paddling on this gorgeous waterway with
its cascading falls and rock walls. If paddling is
not your deal, you can enjoy a tranquil picnic on
the banks, or fish for fresh trout.

READY TO PLAN YOUR VACATION
TO VIRGINIA'S BLUE RIDGE?

Learn more about lodging, dining, and additional
outdoor activities at VisitVBR.com

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Take in views of the
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
Ready for the ultimate American auto-tour? The
Blue Ridge Parkway is addictive, so beware; it boasts
grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, cozy picnic
spots, overlooks with historical information, access
to numerous hiking trails, and surprises around every
hairpin turn. Take in a view from above and spend an
hour or two exploring this incredible scenic byway.


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