Virginia's Blue Ridge - COVID-19 & Forward Virginia: Phase One

As it continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Virginia is now in Forward Virginia: Phase One of its response program. We've created a special page with more information about Phase One Guidelines and what it means for local businesses and experiences in Virginia's Blue Ridge. See the Guidelines >

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Scenic Photos of Virginia's Blue Ridge

Best Scenic Views in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains

One of the things people love most about visiting Virginia’s Blue Ridge is the amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which provides the opportunity for some incredible images.

The Roanoke Valley is surrounded by mountains, offering stunning natural landscapes and horizons throughout the region, while also being accessible enough to be able to also experience breathtaking views from ridgelines and mountain summits.

Take in the view while standing on an iconic part of the Appalachian Trail, cruising along Smith Mountain Lake, mountain biking through the Jefferson National Forest, or paddling along the Upper James River Water Trail.

There are also some incredible routes for scenic road trips, including the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway - America’s Favorite Drive.

Whether it’s the beautiful blooms of spring, warm light of summer, vibrant fall foliage, or winter wonderland, Virginia’s Blue Ridge is beautiful throughout the year.

To give you an idea of the amazing views you’ll find in the region, this page features a collection of some of our most beautiful photos.

As we wait for the right time to travel again, let these images serve as a reminder that Virginia's Blue Ridge is Worth the Wait >

Mill Mountain Overlook

Mill Mountain - Roanoke, VA

Tinker Cliffs - Appalachian Trail

Tinker Cliffs Roanoke

Upper James River Water Trail

Upper James River Water Trail - Virginia

Enchanted Forest - Carvins Cove

Mountain Biking - Carvins Cove Enchanted Forest - Roanoke, VA

Sunset in Virginia's Blue Ridge

Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains

McAfee Knob - Appalachian Trail

McAfee Knob - Roanoke, Virginia

Spring Blooms - Blue Ridge Parkway

Iron Mine Hollow Blue Ridge Parkway Virginia

Winter Snow - Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake Snow

Fall Colors in Virginia's Blue Ridge

Fall Colors Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains

Roanoke River & Downtown Roanoke

Roanoke River

Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival

Sunflower Festival - Beaver Dam Farm, Botetourt County

Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake Virginia

Roanoke River Gorge

Roanoke River

Mabry Mill

Mabry Mill - Blue Ridge Parkway

Roanoke Valley Greenways

Roanoke Greenway Biking

Downtown Salem

Salem VA

Roanoke Star

Roanoke Star Sunrise

Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge of Virginia

Sharp Top Mountain - Peaks of Otter

Sharp Top Mountain Virginia Hiking

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway Scenic


 

Roanoke Valley Spotlight

Roanoke, Virginia - Worth the Wait

Share the beauty of Virginia's Blue Ridge during your next virtual meeting or video chat by downloading a scenic image that makes for a great Virtual Background!


While we wait for the right time to start making new memories in Virginia's Blue Ridge, let's look back and remember some of the special moments people have already experienced.


Find out which local food & beverage businesses in Virginia's Blue Ridge are offering some type of takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery service and show them some love by placing an order.


Enjoy a virtual shopping spree in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge and support local retail businesses and stores that are offering online shopping service.


There are numerous ways to support individuals, families, and organizations in need in Virginia's Blue Ridge by taking part in different campaigns and fundraisers that have been created.


Learn about Virginia's Blue Ridge in a fun, educational way with our special VBR Coloring Sheets.


Complete the VBR Support Local Bingo card and take advantage of some fun ways you can show your support for local businesses in Virginia's Blue Ridge.


Join the fun from home by tuning into virtual events being streamed in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge!