Popular NRV Water Spots Win Awards from Blue Ridge Country Magazine

Popular NRV Water Spots Win Awards from Blue Ridge Country Magazine

New River Valley, VA – Popular water spots across Virginia’s New River Valley won awards in the 2020 Mountain Blue reader poll from Blue Ridge Country magazine. The poll asked magazine readers to vote on the best water-related locations and businesses for each state in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Five locations and businesses in the NRV were included among the winners.

Best Virginia Waterfall
Cascade Falls (Giles County)– Platinum Winner

Best Virginia Water-Related State Park
New River Trail State Park (Pulaski County) – Silver Winner
Claytor Lake State Park (Pulaski County) – Honorable Mention

Best Virginia Swimming Hole
Dismal Falls (Giles County) – Honorable Mention

Best Virginia River & Fishing Outfitter
Tangent Outfitters (Giles County)– Silver Winner

These poll winners are just some of the many unique outdoor amenities that Virginia’s New River Valley has to offer. Learn more about the outdoors across the NRV 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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