Sites of Interest

EXPLORE THE BLUE RIDGE – GET OUTSIDE

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After you run around and do all the things listed below – make sure y’all come back and sit a spell on the porch and leave your worries behind. Winter hikes click here. We are happy to pack you a picnic lunch. For even more outdoor recreation visit Roanoke Outside here. This part of the country is a mecca for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts.

ALLOW US TO SHARE 81 OF OUR FAVORITE REASONS TO VISIT:

  1. Black Dog Salvage – 25 minutes away
  2. “The Crooked Road” Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail – starts here in Rocky Mount 1 block away
  3. Visit our Franklin County – that’s our country rightchheer
  4. Harvester Performance Center – 3 mins walk away
  5. The Grainery – end of our street (Arts and Crafts)
  6. Booker T Washington Historic Monument – 15 mins away
  7. Homestead Creamery – and ice cream shop – 15 mins away
  8. Smith Mountain Lake with over 500 miles of shoreline – the jewel of the Blue Ridge – Bridgewater Plaza here, rent a boat here – 20 mins away
  9. Area Fishing Guides – Smith Mountain Lake, Carvins Cove, Philpott Reservoir, Lake Moomaw and local rivers and creeks – drive times vary (up to one hour)
  10. Roanoke Mountain Adventures – SUP, Kayak, Mountain Bike and other Guided Trips -30 mins away
  11. Twin River Outfitters – Guided Paddle Trips on Upper James and Maury Rivers – 1 hour away
  12. Sailing School at SML – 40 mins away
  13. Summit Springs Shooting Sports – 10 min’s away
  14. Guided Day Hikes and Appalachian Trail Hikes – drive time depends on location of hike (30-50 minute away is average)
  15. Smith River Outfitters – guided or self paddled kayak, fishing, SUP, tubes, Raft trips in nearby Henry County (wine and water packages here in nearby Bassett Virginia) – 40 mins away
  16. Snowboarding year-round in Lynchburg – 1 hr away
  17. Lake Community Park for Franklin County at Smith Mountain Lake – 40 mins away
  18. Virginia Dare Paddle Cruise at SML – 45 mins away
  19. National D Day Memorial Bedford – Saving Private Ryan – 50 mins away
  20. Recreation at Philpott Lake and Fairy Stone State Park – 30-40 mins away
  21. Natural Bridge State Park – 80 mins away
  22. Dixie Caverns and Pottery Shop – 60 mins away
  23. Hiking and Site-seeing on the Blue Ridge – 15 mins away
  24. Blue Ridge Institute – Appalachian Culture Museum with award winning exhibits – 10 mins away
  25. Horseback Riding – Scenic Trail Rides near Peaks of Otter – 45 mins away
  26. Horseback Riding – Near Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta – 40 mins away
  27. Floyd – Famous Friday Night Jamboree – 50 mins away
  28. Mountain Biking – Roanoke – 30 mins away
  29. VA Birding & Wildlife Trail – Mtn Loop – nearby
  30. Mill Mountain Zoo – 25 mins away
  31. Covered Bridges of Virginia – 1 hr away
  32. Showtimers Community Theatre – Roanoke – 25 mins away
  33. Roanoke Virginia where you can find concerts and shows (The Jeff), Roanoke Performing Arts and Berglund Center, shopping malls, Roanoke Star and fun restaurants downtown – 25 mins away
  34. Martinsville Speedway NASCAR – 45 mins away
  35. Franklin County Speedway – local – races every Sat night Apri-Oct – it’s wild – 20 mins away
  36. Golf – The Westlake award winning course – 30 mins away and Mariners Landing Golf at the lake – 50 minutes away
  37. Red Hill – Patrick Henry’s home – 85 mins away
  38. Hunter’s Raid Civil War Trail in Lynchburg – 1 hour away
  39. Reynold’s Homestead – Birthplace and boyhood home of tobacco manufacturer R. J. Reynolds – 1 hour away
  40. Poplar Forest – the Summer Home of Thomas Jefferson – 50 mins away
  41. Franklin County Historical Society and Museum – 2 blocks away
  42. The surrender at Appomattox Courthouse – 1 hr 15 away
  43. Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox – 1 hr 15 away
  44. Civil War Traveler – follow this guide to locate historical war sites – nearby and far away all over Virginia
  45. “You may be whatever you resolve to be.” Thomas J. Jackson – Stonewall Jackson House – 1 hr 15 mins away
  46. Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail – 1 hr 25 mins away
  47. Historic Lexington – 1 hr 15 mins away
  48. Virginia Military Institute (VMI) – 1 hr 15 mins away
  49. Discover Lynchburg – 1 hr away
  50. Come and see historic Bedford – 50 mins away
  51. Laurel Hill – birthplace of J.E.B. Stuart – 1 hr 30 mins away
  52. Sunken City Brewing Company – 20 mins away
  53. Chaos Mountain Brewingmap here – 30 mins away
  54. Parkway Brewing Company – 45 mins away
  55. Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers – 30 mins away
  56. Big Lick Brewing Companymap here  – 30 mins away
  57. Blacksnake Meaderymap here – 1 hr 30 mins away
  58. Foggy Ridge Cidermap here – 1 hr 30 mins away
  59. Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery – located near Smith Mountain Lake – 1 hr away
  60. Chateau Morrisette Winery on the Blue Ridge Parkway – Excellent Restaurant and award winning winery with Music Festivals, Hike & Gourmet Lunch, Winemaker’s Dinners – 1 hr away
  61. Villa Appalachia Winery MP 170 on The Parkway – (just one mile from Chateau Morrisette) 1 hr away
  62. Tomahawk Mill Winery – Wine, music, food and fun at their annual Summer Festival near Chatham VA – 1 hr away
  63. Peaks of Otter Winery – Bedford – 50 mins away
  64. Valhalla Vineyards – near Roanoke – 1 hr away
  65. Virginia Museum of Transportation – 25 mins away
  66. O. Winston Link Museum (Railroad Photography at its best!) – 25 mins away
  67. Roanoke Art Museum -Taubman – 25 mins away
  68. Danville Museums – Last Capital of the Confederacy – 50 mins away
  69. Drive Thru Safari Park – Real life Animal Encounter (Lexington) – 1 hr 15 mins away
  70. The Blue Ridge Farm Museum located on the campus of Ferrum College – 10 mins away
  71. History Museum and Historical Society of Western Virginia – 25 mins away
  72. Blue Ridge Antique Center in Rocky Mount – Nice antique mall and picture mirror lamp outlet – 5 mins away
  73. Emerson Creek Pottery – 1 hr away
  74. Floyd Country Store with World Famous Friday Night Jamboree’s – 50 mins away
  75. Floyd Va – visitor’s guide – 50 mins away
  76. Black Dog Concert Series at Chateau Morrisette Winery 50 mins away on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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