Summer in Roanoke, VA

Summer in Virginia's Blue Ridge

The summer is the peak time for an outdoor adventure in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The higher elevations mean comfortable temperatures and the mountains offer world-class recreation opportunities.

Come discover why Virginia's Blue Ridge has earned the title of "Best Trail Town."

>> 5 Reasons for a Summer Visit to Virginia's Blue Ridge

We've got over 600 miles of hiking and biking trails, including the iconic Appalachian Trail for incredible hiking and great trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go for a bike ride at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve and discover why Virginia's Blue Ridge is America's East Coast Mountain Biking Capital!

Paddle your way through the Blue Ridge Mountains, as canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding are some of our most popular water sports.

With over 500 miles of shoreline, Smith Mountain Lake offers an amazing variety of experiences for families looking for a combination of fun and relaxation.

Smith Mountain Lake Virginia

Get help planning your outdoor adventure by using our Outdoor Sample Itinerary or book a guided trip through one of the experienced local adventure companies.

You can also see future Major League Baseball players in action for the Salem Red Sox, a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox that has helped produce numerous MLB stars.

After you've spent a Blue Ridge Day enjoying the outdoors, quench your thirst by visiting one of the craft breweries or wineries in the region.

Looking for a fun spot the entire family will enjoy for your next summer vacation? It's right here in Virginia's Blue Ridge!

Roanoke Valley Spotlight

Explore epic trails and discover what makes Virginia's Blue Ridge the America's East Coast Mountain Biking Capital!

Check out the latest posts on our blog for great information to help you plan a mountain getaway!