The hiking, biking, history, and scenery of the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is the subject of a recent article in The Tennessean.

The story, “Roanoke, Virginia, boasts hiking, biking, spectacular scenery - plus a quirky downtown,” was written by Jayne Cannon, a travel writer who has participated in multiple media tours hosted by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

The article is full of ideas for a fun vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains, showcasing authentic local experiences such as breakfast at The Roanoker Restaurant, visiting the Roanoke Star & Overlook on Mill Mountain, exploring the exhibits at the Taubman Museum of Art, and learning about the region’s rail history at the O. Winston Link Museum and History Museum of Western Virginia.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

"Nestled in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, it’s easy to almost whiz by if you’re traveling north from Knoxville into West Virginia or Pennsylvania.

But Roanoke is worth more than a drive-by. In fact, there’s so much to do, to see and to savor in Roanoke that you’ll want to stay a while."

The Tennessean is an award-winning online and print newspaper that serves the Middle Tennessee region, including Nashville. The Tennessean website is also part of USA Today Network Tennessee online network, which reaches over 6.1 million unique visitors monthly.

Click here to see the full article on The Tennessean website.