Craig County is not Metro-Mountain.... It's Small Town - Mountain.!! It's an enormous outdoor playground with more than 112,000 acres of National Forest. And no stoplights! Welcome to Craig County, Redbud Capital of Southwest 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 fishing, hunting, birding, primitive camping, or even hiking the Appalachian Trail. Bring your camera, your canoe or your camper. Take a scenic drive to enjoy the Barn Quilt Trail and have lunch at the Swinging Bridge in Paint Bank. In New Castle shop at The Emporium, a modern-day general store open everyday but Monday. Travel back in time at the Old Brick Hotel, three restored log cabins, and our 1850's Courthouse. Check out events at the Craig County Fairgrounds on their Facebook page and mark October 9 on your calendar. That's the date of the next Craig County Fall Festival in New Castle. 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. Feel free to stop and ask for directions, because we can't trust our GPS systems. We look forward to seeing you!