In the southwest corner of Virginia, not far from the Tennessee state line, is a cluster of outdoor adventure opportunities that makes for a great long weekend. We spent 3 days hiking and biking there a few weeks ago. First up, a bicycle ride on the renowned Virginia Creeper Trail. A rail trail along the … More Southwest Virginia: A Great Destination for an Active Weekend!
Southern Virginia’s New River Trail State Park has a very unusual shape. The park is 57 miles long but averages only 80 feet wide! The “trail” is a rails-to-trails mixed use path, much of it along the New River and Chestnut Creek, perfect to explore by bicycle. Interstate 77 crosses the park at around its midpoint; today we … More Riding Virginia’s New River Trail