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OUTDOORS IN THE NRV

The Blue Ridge Mountains are majestic, the New River flows steady, and there is always a place to find your escape in Virginia’s New River Valley. Rich in natural resources, activities, and breathtaking views, the outdoors in the NRV provides a constant source of entertainment for adrenaline junkies and leisure-seekers alike.

Major outdoor attractions such as the New River, the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Claytor Lake State Park, and Pandapas Pond are woven into the fabric of each community in the region. Whether you want to spend your time relaxing on the water, hiking up a mountain, or biking on roads or trails, Virginia’s New River Valley has something to unique to offer you.

NRV Outdoors: Find Your Escape
Virginia’s New River Valley: A Natural Fit

MAJOR OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

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89+ MILES OF
THE NEW RIVER

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50+ MILES OF
THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

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40+ MILES OF
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

EXPERIENCE THE OUTDOORS IN THE NRV

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OUTDOORS CULTURE IN THE NRV

There are a variety of outdoors groups in Virginia’s New River Valley. Learn more about some of the organizations experiencing, celebrating, and preserving the outdoors in the NRV here:

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NRV High School/Middle School Mountain Bike Team
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Poverty Creek Trails Coalition Logo

NRV Outdoors News:

Floyd Venues and Restaurants Featured in NY Times Article

Floyd Venues and Restaurants Featured in NY Times Article

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Floyd County, VA – The New York Times Travel section recently…
Pearisburg Named One of Virginia’s Picturesque Mountain Towns

Pearisburg Named One of Virginia’s Picturesque Mountain Towns

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Giles County, VA – Pearisburg was named one of Virginia’s…
NRV Disc Golf Courses

Play a Round at These NRV Disc Golf Courses

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New River Valley, VA – One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors…
Mountain Lake Among Top Sustainable Destinations in Virginia

Mountain Lake Among Top Sustainable Destinations in Virginia

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Giles County, VA – Mountain Lake was recently featured as one…
New River Among Favorite Rivers in the Blue Ridge Mountains

New River Among Favorite Rivers in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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New River Valley, VA – The New River was listed among 13 favorite…
NRV Accolades and Awards in 2020

NRV Accolades and Awards in 2020

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New River Valley, VA – Throughout 2020, the New River Valley…
Cascades Among Top 5 Scenic Family Hikes in Virginia

Cascades Among Top 5 Scenic Family Hikes in Virginia

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Giles County, VA – The Cascades National Recreation Trail was…
Lesser Known NRV Hiking Trails Featured in The Roanoke Times

Lesser Known NRV Hiking Trails Featured in The Roanoke Times

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New River Valley, VA – Want to escape outdoors for a hike during…
Popular NRV Water Spots Win Awards from Blue Ridge Country Magazine

Popular NRV Water Spots Win Awards from Blue Ridge Country Magazine

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New River Valley, VA – Popular water spots across Virginia’s…
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Virginia's New River Valley Claims Top Trending Mountain Destinations

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Virginia's New River Valley - Two counties in the NRV were selected…

New Trails in Virginia's New River Valley

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA - Virginia's New River Valley completes…
Blacksburg Mountain Bike Park

Blacksburg Mountain Bike Skills Park Now Under Construction

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FROM TOWN OF BLACKSBURG - On February 18, Lynchburg-based Native…
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