Discover the fun things to do, history, charm, and great local flavors of Botetourt County.
This self-guided tour of Botetourt County highlights many unique attractions, opportunities to sample locally-made products, delicious food, shopping and so much more. Also, this is a great way to prepare for a day hike on the Appalachian Trail or cycling on part of the TransAmerica Bicycle Route 76!
*Make sure to check out business websites for hours of operation before heading out!*
Begin your tour with a freshly-brewed cup of coffee and a delicious treat at Little Green Hive. Located in the Daleville Town Center, this woman owned business is a great place for coffee, smoothies, exotic teas, raw juices and breakfast/lunch offerings (you have to try the garden toast!).
Whether you are hiking to Roaring Run, mountain biking at Carvins Cove, or camping on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this outdoor retailer will help you with all the clothing and gear you need for your adventure. Outdoor Trails is Botetourt County's premier outdoor specialty shop that is family owned and operated since 1995! Camping and Outdoor Gear - Outdoor Trails >
Looking for some fresh produce or a snack to take on your outdoor adventure? Stop by Bryant Orchards Farm Market in Daleville – you can also snap up beautiful home décor or make a seasonal flower bouquet!
Stop by these two antique shops and add amazing and fun accessories to your own collection.
Learn about the history of this quaint town at the Historical Museum of Botetourt County and take part in a walking tour. While you are there, make sure to stop in and grab a sweet or savory slice of pie at The Pie Lady at The Pie Shoppe Fincastle. If it’s after 4pm, grab a cocktail or small plate at 1772 on Main & Rooftop. This restaurant features a rooftop patio with stunning views of Fincastle!
Pick out all kinds of treats for your hiking or biking adventure or to take home as you make your way through this 4,000 square-foot market that features a deli, bakery, dairy, and an amazing selection of dry and canned goods.
Take a stroll across one of the region’s most unique historic landmarks, the Buchanan Swinging Bridge. The historic bridge is 366 feet long, 57.5 feet tall and the only one of its type to cross the James River. Portions of the bridge date back to 1851!
Before you head across the bridge, grab coffee or an ice cream cone at James River Drip! While you are in Downtown Buchanan, make sure to visit Twin River Outfitters for all of your water adventures on the Upper James River Water Trail!
“Good food. Good view. Good people” is owners Brian and Nina Williams’ moto. But after having dinner at the Foot of the Mountain Cafe, we are sure you will agree it should be “Great food. Great view. Great people!” After dinner take in a movie at the Historic Buchanan Theatre for a small price - $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under 12.