Imagine a pristine mountain paradise where the people are friendly and the pace of life is unhurried. Picture a landscape undeveloped where natural amenities and the opportunities for recreation are limitless. Think of an enormous outdoor playground with more than 112,000 acres of National Forest. Welcome to Craig County, Virginia! Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia in a region known as Virginia's Western Highlands, Craig County is criss-crossed with Virginia Scenic Byways -- Rt 311, Rt. 42 and Rt. 615. From Historic New Castle to the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest to the one-of-a kind charm of Paint Bank, there's something for everyone. Choose between fishing, hunting, birding, and primitive camping to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Bring your camera, your canoe or your camper. In New Castle, shop at Craig County Artisans Center & Farmers Market or The Emporium. Enjoy the Old Brick Hotel and our 1850's Courthouse. Check events at the Craig County Fairgrounds and mark Oct 11 on your calendar. That's the date of the 32nd Annual Craig County Fall Festival. Craig County is within a day's drive of most of the American East Coast and is conveniently accessed via Interstate 81 north of Roanoke, Virginia. And feel free to stop and ask for directions, because you don't want to depend on your GPS system. We look forward to seeing you!