2 NRV Locations Featured in Southern Living for Best Fall Foliage in Virginia

New River Valley, VA Southern Living recently highlighted two locations in the New River Valley on their “15 Virginia Parks Where You Can Catch the Best Fall Foliage” list.

Claytor Lake State Park in Pulaski County was #4 on the fall foliage list. The article said, “enjoy a day on the water at the 4,500-acre Virginia lake, and be sure to take in the scenic shoreline with its seasonal hues too.”

Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County was #9. The article encourages people to “pull out your camera for snapshots of the original Mabry family mill, sawmill, and blacksmith shop in full fall color.”

The Appalachian Trail, which runs through Giles County, also received an honorable mention as “offering unparalleled access to the most dramatic fall sights”.

Read the full article here.

Fall is a beautiful time to be in Virginia’s New River Valley. The mountains and valleys offer a bountiful selection of opportunities for “leaf peeping.” Discover some of the NRV’s fall activities here.

Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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