UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >

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Roanoke Outdoor Itinerary

Outdoor Itinerary for Virginia's Blue Ridge

McAfee Knob Hiker in Virginia's Blue RidgeThe Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge is an outdoor lover's paradise. Being located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains gives us an incredible assortment of outdoor activities and amenities.

Many of them are highlighted in this outdoor itinerary.

The region has claimed numerous recognitions and awards for its outdoor assets, including being named the Best Trail Town by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and one of the Most Bike-Friendly Communities in the United States by USA Today Travel.

It's easy to pack any Blue Ridge Day full of great outdoor adventures, and you'll need multiple visits to experience some of the best the region has to offer.

We also have many outdoor-related lodging options, including cabins, camping, and resorts.

The following is a three-day guide that features all kinds of outdoor experiences in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

For more opportunities and ideas on things to do, visit our section on Outdoor Adventures in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

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