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patio overlooking the river. bluecowicecream.com
THE PRODUCT - Small-batch handmade ice cream
at its best. Offers an array of tastefully modified
classics and seasonally changing novelties made
from (mostly) locally sourced ingredients.
KILLER FLAVORS - On the traditional side, try
the Strawberry Balsamic, Red Rooster Coffee with
Chocolate Chip, or the Sea Salt Brickle with Caramel
Swirl. Presently, we like the Peanut Butter with Sea
Salt Chocolate Pretzels, or the Honey Lavender.
HOW TO EARN IT - Hike, bike, or jog the Roanoke
River Greenway. (Or, take a float from the canoe
and kayak launch near Carilion Roanoke Memorial
Hospital.) From the parking lot on the south side
of the bridge at Bridge Street Southwest, head
east on the Roanoke River Greenway. Follow the
river as it winds through the city, passing through
multiple parks and over numerous footbridges. In
4.1 miles, Blue Cow will be on your right. facebook.
com/roanokevalleygreenways
RENTALS - Need bikes, a shuttle, or Greenway maps? UnderDog Bikes is located next door
to the Blue Cow and has you covered. From $12.
underdogbikesva.com

BLACKSBURG
THE SHOP - Pycone Creamery. Located in the

CHESSIE TRAIL, SWEET
TREATS
The 7.2-mile Chessie Trail
winds along the banks of the
Maury River from Lexington to
Buena Vista.
Top off your outdoor adventure with hard-won goodies
from Sweet Treats in downtown Lexington-after you
come back from Buena Vista.

town, the 7.2-mile trail follows the
course of the Maury River's northern
shore into the tiny mountain town
of Buena Vista. Along the way, you'll
spot stone foundations belonging to a
vanished C&O Railroad trestle, as well
as the restored ruins of numerous canal
locks dating to the mid-19th century and
earlier. friendsofthechessietrail.org
RENTALS - Available on the weekends
from Shenandoah Rides and Rentals. From
$15. Call 540-458-1337.

ROANOKE
THE SHOP - Blue Cow Ice Cream Co. Located

by the Walnut Avenue Bridge just off the Roanoke
River Greenway, BCICC is the perfect stopover to
cool down post an outdoor excursion. Expect an
old-school family ambience with classy adornments
like custom hardwood tables and bar tops, and a back

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Benny Marzano's pizza parlor just off Main Street in
downtown, this boutique benefits from the restaurant's
hip, college town vibe. In addition to homemade
flavors, brews are available on tap. pyconecreamery.
wixsite.com
THE PRODUCT - Old-fashioned, hand-crafted ice
cream made from "gently pasteurized, non-homogenized," locally sourced milk. An all-natural 14-17
percent butterfat base yields exemplary rich treats.
KILLER FLAVORS - Ranges from All-Natural
Virginia Sweet Cream - a classic 100-yearold recipe involving milk, sugar and
cream - to ethnic variations like the
Mexican-inspired Horchata (Cinnamon Dream) with vanilla, cinnamon
and rice, to wildly inventive options
like Wild Cherry Hawaiian Hibiscus
& Coconut Dream.
HOW TO EARN IT - Hike or bike the
Huckleberry Trail. Park at the New River
Valley Mall and hit the trail. You'll cruise
through Christiansburg along the Slate
Branch waterway, and pass into Blacksburg,
enjoying scenic views of the New River Valley.
Follow the trail for about 4.1 miles and turn
right, crossing under U.S. 460. From there, bike
through wooded city lanes until you reach Draper
Street SW and hang a left. In .3 miles, look for Benny
Marzano's on your right. huckleberrytrail.org
RENTALS - Blacksburg's Bike Barn rents bikes
by the day, from just $12. bikebarnblacksburg.com


http://www.bluecowicecream.com http://www.underdogbikesva.com http://www.wixsite.com http://www.friendsofthechessietrail.org http://www.huckleberrytrail.org http://www.bikebarnblacksburg.com

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