The Upper James River Water Trail in Virginia's Blue Ridge was recently highlighted in an article by Travel+Leisure.

The article, titled "Get Your Thrills in Safe Doses on These Vacations for Adventure Travel Novices" was written by Teresa Bergen, who visited the region as part of a 2016 summer media tour hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

The story highlights what makes the James River an easily accessible adventure for visitors and showcases the fantastic resources and services provided by Twin River Outfitters, which is located along the James River in Buchanan.

The following is an excerpt from the story:

"Glide down the James River in a kayak or canoe to get a different view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Beginners can take a guided trip with Twin River Outfitters in Buchanan, Virginia. Once you perfect your strokes, consider renting a canoe for an overnight trip on this family-friendly, all-seasons river."

The Upper James River Water Trail earned a spot on the list of adventures that included many unique experiences from around the world, such as polar snorkeling in Antarctica, sailing in Fiji, hot air balloon rides in Chile, and grizzly bear watching in Canada.

The article is featured on the Travel+Leisure website, which averages five million unique visitors and 56 million pageviews per month, and has a social media audience of eight million users.

Click here to see the complete article on the Travel+Leisure website.