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Near Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, Virginia’s two highest mountains, Grayson Highlands State Park offers scenic views of alpine-like peaks more than 5,000 feet high. The park offers a visitor center, campgrounds and hiking trails leading to waterfalls and overlooks. Scenic horse trails and a horse camping area with electric and water hookups, stables and parking for trailers are available. The park provides year-round access to the Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail. Find more information and plan your visit at: amroad.net/VAStateParksPOTW
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A traditional family park since 1936, Douthat is one of the original six Virginia State Parks and was named one of the top 10 state parks in the nation. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains amid some of Virginia’s most breathtaking mountain scenery, visitors enjoy a 50-acre lake stocked with trout, 4 miles of stream fishing, a sandy swimming beach with snack bar, boat rentals, cabins, and more than 43 miles of hiking, mountain biking and bridle trails. Plus, there are playgrounds, an amphitheater, picnic areas, tent and trailer camping, and a restaurant overlooking the lake. Douthat State Park, along with the other 37 Virginia State Parks, is a perfect place to view beautiful fall foliage. For more details go to: dcr.virginia.gov
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Once owned by President Thomas Jefferson, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved by Cedar Creek. Natural Bridge State Park is much more than the natural wonder. Beautiful forests, open, rolling meadows, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley display nature’s splendor. Access these via 6 miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail that leads from the bridge to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls with its 30-foot cascade. Living history programs connect you to the past and explain how people once used the area’s resources for survival and inspiration. Start at the visitor center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop. Find more information and plan your visit: http://www.amroad.net/VAStateParksPOTW
Every day the skills of talented artists add great beauty to life in the Alleghany Highlands. From quilters to blacksmiths, potters to performers, all kinds of artists and craftsmen fill the downtowns, mountains and valleys with pure joy. A passion for arts and culture amid the backdrop of Virginia’s majestic mountains is part of what makes the Alleghany Highlands of VA #UniquelyAlleghany. Visit the Alleghany Highlands.
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Visit the Alleghany Highlands and discover two remarkable & picturesque downtowns, surrounded by the spectacular mountains of Virginia; the City of Covington and the Town of Clifton Forge. Each community is “Uniquely Alleghany” with its own distinct charm, personality friendly people, and history.
Explore both walkable downtown districts to find interesting architecture and magnificent historic buildings. Be delighted by local shops and eateries along with plenty of festivals and special events. Learn more and start planning your trip. Visit Website
Built in 1857, Humpback Bridge has become one of the most cherished landmarks in Virginia. Today, one of the reasons people visit the Alleghany Highlands is for great outdoor recreation on the pristine mountain lakes and rivers of the Alleghany Blueway. Enjoy the beauty and craftsmanship of the bridge then hit the water for paddling, tubing, fishing and swimming. In the Alleghany Highlands you can experience history over the water and good clean fun on it. Historic Humpback Bridge and the present day Alleghany Highlands Blueway are both great reasons to visit! Learn more and plan your trip. Visit Website
In the Alleghany Highlands you can experience history over the water and good clean fun on it! Plan your trip: http://www.amroad.net/AlgnyHlndsVOTW Visit Website