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Castle Gorge Trail, a 10.8-mile Virginiain-Miniature loop, just off the Blue Ridge
Parkway.
hikingupward.com/OVH/RockCastleGorge

Dine: Stefano's On The Market in Roanoke featuring Italian and New American dishes served up in cozy supper club
setting. Former Executive Chef Meghan
Gill was a winning contestant on Hell's
Kitchen. stefanosonthemarket.com

Imbibery: Chateau Morrisette in Floyd
is located at Milepost 171.5 on the Blue
Ridge Parkway and features full restaurant, special events, and award-winning
wines. thedogs.com

Sleep: Hotel Floyd features the latest green technologies and sustainable
building materials and furnishings and
is designated a "Virginia Green Lodging"
establishment. hotelfloyd.com

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visitwytheville.com
1-877-347-8307

WEST VIRGINIA

Town/area: Davis/Thomas
daviswva.com; historicthomaswv.com

Fall Drive: Drive from Thomas to the
Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. It takes
about an hour via W.V.32 S and provides
great viewing of fall splendor. http://1.
usa.gov/1jyPBYz

27TH ANNUAL SML Wine Festival September 26th: 11am-6pm 27th: 11am-5pm

Outdoor Do: Grab a paddle and canoe
and head for the Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge. diyoutdoors.wvu.edu/canoeing/
canaan-valley-wildlife-refuge
Dine: The Purple Fiddle is a casual, caféstyle eatery known for homemade food
selections, plus an abundance of live
music performances. purplefiddle.com
Imbibery: Mountain State Brewing Co.-
launched in 2005, the brewery in Thomas offers full tours for $10. mountainstatebrewing.com

Sleep: The Bright Morning Inn in Davis is surrounded by more than 800,000
acres of Monongahela National Forest
making it a perfect stay for those who
love hiking, mountain biking, skiing,
bird watching and other outdoor activities. brightmorninginn.com 

* 29 VIRGINIA WINERIES
* 85+ QUALITY CRAFT &
FOOD VENDORS
* LIVE BANDS:
SATURDAY: FUZZY LOGIC
AND DRAGONFLY
SUNDAY: THE EMBERS WITH
CRAIG WOOLARD
For more information call the Smith
Mountain Lake Regional Chamber
of Commerce and Visitor Center:
540.721.1203

ADVANCE TICKETS:

AT GATE TICKETS:

$25 TASTER

$30 TASTER

$20 NON-TASTER

$20 NON-TASTER

(Children 12 & under free admission)

FREE PARKING * Go to www.visitsmithmountainlake.com
to purchase your tickets NOW!
Rain or Shine, No refunds, No pets, Ticket does not
include cost of food

LAKEWATCH PLANTATION
14734 BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGHWAY, MONETA, VA

PLATINUM SPONSOR: Kroger

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Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015

The Family Farm is Alive and Well in the Virginia Mountains
7 States of Mountain Treks, Complete with a Beer or Wine Stop
The Photo Essay: Autumn Beauty
Wendell Scott Gets His Due
Weekend: Where the North Carolina and Tennessee Mountains Rub Shoulders
Chillin’ in Chattanooga
Charlottesville to Charleston aboard Amtrak
Great Tastes of the West Virginia Panhandle
Cavender Cabins: Enjoy the North Georgia Woods
From the Editor
Letters / Worth a Click
Mill Creek Stories
The Hike
Creature Feature
Mountain Report
Great Home Buys in the Mountains
Country Roads
Festivals & Events
Singing in the Garden
Guest Column: Liz Belcher
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - B1
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - B2
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Letters / Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Great Home Buys in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 16
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - The Family Farm is Alive and Well in the Virginia Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 26
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 7 States of Mountain Treks, Complete with a Beer or Wine Stop
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 30
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - The Photo Essay: Autumn Beauty
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Wendell Scott Gets His Due
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 40
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Weekend: Where the North Carolina and Tennessee Mountains Rub Shoulders
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Chillin’ in Chattanooga
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 46
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Charlottesville to Charleston aboard Amtrak
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Great Tastes of the West Virginia Panhandle
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Cavender Cabins: Enjoy the North Georgia Woods
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Singing in the Garden
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 64
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Guest Column: Liz Belcher
Blue Ridge Country - September/October 2015 - Cover3
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