Recommendations

“THE EARTH HAS MUSIC

 

FOR THOSE WHO LISTEN”

 

–WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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The Best of the Blue Ridge

 

There's always something new and exciting going on in our mountains, even during these uncertain times.

 

Feel free to bookmark this page and check back often for recommendations on the latest and wildest outdoor-related activities!

Here are the latest recommendations for activities in natural settings (except for the armchair equivalents such as books and film). Check with the venue for the latest status before heading over.

Art

A natural artist, Luray Caverns

Art in the Park (May-October), Blowing Rock, NC

Books

A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold

Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer

Film

Growing Up a Sherpa

Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing)

Treeline

Why (Do I Hike)

Food

The Farm Brewery at Broad Run

 

Music & Dance

Floyd: Downtown on a Friday night, Floyd VA

Self-Propelled Activities

Channels Natural Preserve Area, Abingdon, VA

New River State Park Trail, Foster Falls, VA 

Virginia Creeper Trail, Whitetop Mountain to Abingdon, VA

Theater

Oak Grove Theater, Staunton, VA