Blue Ridge Highlands Virginia

Virginia / Blue Ridge Highlands, VA

The Blue Ridge Highlands Region

As the Birthplace of Country Music, this area invites you to travel The Crooked Road on a musical journey. Here you find year round Fiddling Conventions, such as the granddaddy of 'em all - Galax and the Floyd Country Store and Bluegrass Festivals.

"America's Most Scenic Drive," the Blue Ridge Parkway, runs through this region of Virginia. Explore the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, and plenty of places to see wildlife...

  • Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area
  • Crooked Creek Wildlife Management Area
  • State Parks in the Blue Ridge Highlands

Abingdon is known around the world for Barter Theatre (the State Theater of Virginia with) its two-week-long Virginia Highlands Festival and its Historic District with charming residences and craft shops.

Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech, the state's largest university and home of Lane Stadium, where NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference football match-ups are waged.

Before leaving the region, be sure to visit Saltville, "The Salt Capitol of the Confederacy," and the Museum of the Middle Appalachians.

The Blue Ridge Region provides dynamic winter activities such as downhill and cross country skiing as well as exhilarating snowboarding trails.

Whether on the top of a mountain or down in the valley, the Blue Ridge Highlands challenges your senses and frees your heart!