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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Outdoor Adventures in Franklin County

Outdoor Recreation in Franklin County

Hike, paddle, and pedal throughout the amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation in Franklin County.

There’s an abundance of water sports with easy access to Smith Mountain Lake, Philpott Lake, and the three blueways for the Blackwater River, Pigg River, and Smith River.

It’s also one of the best spots in Virginia’s Blue Ridge for road cycling with tons of great options for riding on rural roads that provide gorgeous views and minimal automobile traffic, including routes that can connect to the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway.

Don’t miss a chance to get outside for some fun in Franklin County!

Below is a list of outdoor adventures in Franklin County.

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