But to fully enjoy your Blue Ridge Mountains experience you've got to put on some sturdy shoes and hike, bike, climb, paddle, or drive among them.
The region has received numerous awards and accolades for our outdoor amenities, including being named a Top Mountain Town and Top Trail Town from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. The Roanoke Valley was also named one of the ten most bike-friendly areas in the United States by USA Today Travel.
It's also home to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which has been regarded as "America's Favorite Drive" because of its spectacular beauty.
With championship fishing, beautiful rivers for kayaking and canoeing, perfect spots for birding and wildlife watching, interesting geocaching opportunities, hiking trails with stunning panoramic views and challening mountain biking trails, we've got a little bit of everything outdoor-related in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Bring your favorite energy bar. You're going to need it with all the outdoor adventures you'll find here.
Click below for an interactive map of the Mountains of the Roanoke Valley: