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."
We've got over 600 miles of hiking and biking trails, including the iconic Appalachian Trail for incredible hiking and Carvins Cove Natural Reserve for epic mountain biking. There also great spots for hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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.
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 in the region. You can even plan a beercation and visit each spot along Virginia's Blue Ridge Beerway!
Looking for a fun spot the entire family will enjoy for your next summer vacation? It's right here in Virginia's Blue Ridge!
Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge 101 Shenandoah Avenue NE Roanoke, VA 24016 (540) 342-6025 (800) 635-5535