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 >
Virginia’s Blue Ridge is made up of the City of Roanoke at its heart and surrounding communities within an hour radius, including the City of Salem, Botetourt County, Franklin County, and Roanoke County.
It’s a premier destination for outdoor recreation and is America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital, while offering over 1,000 miles of trails for adventure.
Roanoke is the largest city along the Appalachian Trail and the region is home to the Virginia Triple Crown, showcasing three of the best hiking trails in the Commonwealth - Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs.
Virginia’s Blue Ridge also offers a wide variety of amenities, unique attractions, and a surprising diversity of cultural and culinary experiences.
It’s the perfect location to be a #Trailsetter. Which trail will you explore?
Check out the collection of craft breweries, wineries and distilleries that make up Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail! Explore the art and history trails that introduce you to the rich creativity and heritage of the region.
Interested in learning about the origins of bluegrass and folk music? Franklin County is the gateway to The Crooked Road - Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.
There’s a trail for everyone in Virginia’s Blue Ridge and we invite you to come be a #Trailsetter!
The following pages offer some ways to help you get to know a little more about Virginia’s Blue Ridge in a fun way that you can share with others.