Virginia Travel Guide 2015 - (Page 204)

HEART OF APPALACHIA Virginia HEART OF APPALACHIA VA The bravery of pioneering settlers, the sweat and toil of coal workers, the genius of musicians - all shape the Heart of Appalachia today. Their stories will travel with you on unforgettable journeys into small valley towns and mountainous woodlands. Enjoy the scenery and culture that today inspires a vibrant traditional crafts and music scene. Breaks Clintwood Grundy Cedar Bluff Norton Coeburn Saint Paul Big Stone Gap Lebanon Dungannon Jonesville Ewing Day One Follow The Crooked Road's winding mountain route from the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons to Country Cabin II in Norton and onto the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood. Day Two Southwest Virginia's history Pocahontas Bluefield Tazewell Pounding Mill in the 19th and 20th centuries is the history of coal. See how coal booms and busts shaped the region at the Museum of Southwest Virginia in Big Stone Gap. Or visit an actual Duffield Hiltons N CAMERON DAVIDSO X coal mine turned museum at the Pocahontas Exhibition Mine Off The Beaten Path Burke's Garden is a high mountain meadow nicknamed "God's Thumbprint" for its unique bowl-shaped geography. Bring your bike or hiking boots and explore this 10mile wide valley - Virginia's highest altitude valley - via the Appalachian Trail or country roads. Museum. Day Three Follow in the footsteps of Daniel Boone and thousands of settlers who moved west through the Cumberland Gap, a natural mountain passage between Virginia and Kentucky. Explore the Pinnacles at Cumberland Gap National Park. Learn about life in Scenic Overlook Birch Knob Observation Tower, Clintwood. Views from atop this tower span five states: Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina and Breaks Interstate Park, a five mile, 1,600-foot-deep mountain gorge, deepest east of the Mississippi. 204 the wilderness, then hike, bike or drive to Virginia's Wilderness Road State Park, which preserves the old Martin Station.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virginia Travel Guide 2015

Welcome To Virginia
Virginia Travel Information & State Map
Great Scenic Drives
The Beauty of the Small Town
Eat Like a Local
The New Virginia Cuisine
Local Foodie Fun
Wine & Oysters: Perfect Virginia Pair
Craft Ciders and Other Sips
Love on Tap: Craft Brews
Music to the Ear
Resorts and Sweet Dreams
Golf Virginia!
The Sporting Life
Civil War & Emancipation
Tracking “Turn” in Virginia
Walking with Speilberg and Lincoln
Natural Outdoors
Virginia Water Adventures
Coastal Virginia
Coastal Virginia / Eastern Shore
Chesapeake Bay
Northern Virginia
Central Virginia
Southern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Blue Ridge Highlands
Heart of Appalachia
Virginia Accommodations
Virginia Events 2015

Virginia Travel Guide 2015