Vacation Spots in Virginia

Vacation Spots in Virginia #1:

One of the many outdoor vacation ideas that Virginia has to offer is the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and the adjacent Grayson Highlands State Park.

These two excellent outdoor recreational areas are located in Grayson County along the southern Virginia border with North Carolina.

The highest mountain in Virginia, Mount Rogers is located here as well as the Virginia Creeper Trail. This trail is popular for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

The mountains and woods in this recreational area are full of trails including the famous Appalachian Trail.

There are many campgrounds throughout the area including wilderness camping areas.

Designated areas offer fishing and hunting. Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and Grayson Highlands State Park are part of the rugged and beautiful George Washington and Jefferson National Forests along the Appalachian Mountains.

Vacation Spots in Virginia #2:

The town of Galax, in southern Virginia is a great place to take a relaxing vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy the music that this area is famous for by catching performances at the Old Time Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention or the Historic Rex Theater.

Go for a hike on the New River Trail. Enjoy local peaches, berries or corn from the Farmer’s Market. Browse the town antique and specialty shops. Vacation in June or July and have fun at the Leaf & StringMusic and Art Festival and the State BBQ Competition "Smoke on the Mountain".

Stop in at the Stringbean Coffee Shop to hear some great mountain music. If you bring an instrument you can join in the fun jam sessions.

Vacation Spots in Virginia #3:

Prince William County in Virginia has many historic sites that you can visit on a vacation here. The Ben Lomond Historic Sit & Old Rose Garden, in Manassas, has an 1832 stone farmhouse which was used as a field hospital during the Civil War First Battle of Manassas.

Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park was the site of a Civil War battle. Today it is a 134-acre wooded park with a pond and trails for walking and horseback riding. The Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, in Bristow, showcases an old courthouse, jail, church, cabin and schoolhouse which are claimed to be haunted.

Rippon Lodge, in Woodbridge, was built in 1747 by Richard Blackburn and is believed to be the oldest home in Prince William County. The lodge is open for tours.

Vacation Spots in Virginia #4:

Wintergreen Resort is an excellent vacation idea in Virginia. Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000 acre resort in Wintergreen, Virginia. Located on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the resort is a year-round vacation destination. Winter brings vacationers for the excellent skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing.

Summer is time for hiking, fly fishing, swimming and mountain biking. There are two championship golf courses, a mountaintop spa and an an award-winning tennis program. Wintergreen Resort is big on families. The Treehouse is a summer camping program of activities geared for children ages 2¼ to 12.

For teens there is The Dome where the kids can enjoy pool, air hockey, a mechanical bull, video games and movies. The Zip is a 900-foot zipline ride that has you flying through the air at 40 mph.

Vacation Spots in Virginia #5:

Mountain Lake Hotel is a grand, stone hotel located on 2600 acres in Mountain Lake, Virginia. This is an excellent family or romantic vacation idea. Mountain Lake is a beautiful setting and the hotel offers a variety of accommodations from single-bedded hotel rooms to four bedroom cottages.

You have access to 22 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. In winter they are great for cross country skiing. The Mountain Lake Hotel offers activities like guided wilderness hikes, guided mountain bike trips, disc golf, interpretive walks, orienteering, bouldering, archery and wagon rides.

There is plenty of wildlife in the area naturalist guides are available to help guide you in your wildlife viewing. You can use the local rivers for canoeing and rafting trips. Local outfitters like West Virginia Adventure can arrange for river adventure outings.

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