Virginia Mountains Region

Virginia’s Blue Ridge is located within the Virginia Mountains Region, a premier destination for a mountain vacation. The Roanoke Region is located within the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers over 1,000 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and paddling.

It’s a mountain landscape full of amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation, with stunning vistas, thrilling trails, breathtaking waterfalls, and exciting summits.

The Virginia Mountains Region showcases the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, as well as vibrant cities and small towns that introduce visitors to unique local culture, history, arts, and flavors.

Virginia’s Blue Ridge consists of the City of Roanoke and surrounding communities within an hour radius, including the City of Salem, Botetourt County, Franklin County, and Roanoke County.

In addition to the communities that make up Virginia’s Blue Ridge, the Virginia Mountains Region also includes the Alleghany Highlands, Bath County, Bedford County, Craig County, and Highland County.

Virginia Mountains Region Map

A visit to the Virginia Mountains Region offers unique mountain experiences, such as driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking the Appalachian Trail, paddling the James River, fishing at Smith Mountain Lake, and making your way across the Humpback Bridge.

Visit sites such as the National D-Day Memorial, the Old Brick Hotel, The Omni Homestead Resort, and the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum to learn more about the region's rich history.

As you plan your next vacation, consider a getaway to the Virginia Mountains Region.

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