Things to See and Do

Appalachian Music, Art and Culture

Pearis Merchantile | (540) 921-2260
200 N Main St, Pearisburg, VA
The Pearis Mercantile stocks gift items for the home and garden, locally made products, jewelry and more. In an adjoining space, is a Hiker Supplies Store stocked with all the supplies anyone needs whether they are through-hiking or day hiking the nearby Appalachian Trail.

Gunpowder Springs Artisan Shop | (540) 626-2828
is located in Eggleston in the Old Pyne Hardware Store next to the Palisades Restaurant

Mountain Lake Gallery and Gift Shops | (540) 626-7121
At Mountain Lake Hotel. A lovely gift shop carrying souvenirs, local artists prints, photography and handmade quality crafts.

Glen Alton Farm | (540) 552-4641
Glen Alton is a 304 acre property in Giles County that was a working farm up until the 1980`s. Majestic trees, open pastures and picturesque buildings create a pastoral setting that invites wandering and evokes memories of a simpler time. This day use area features picnic tables, hiking trails, and wildlife watching opportunities. Area highlights include White Rocks Campground, Potts Rail Trail, Big Stony Creek, and Interior Whistle Stop.

Wineries and Breweries

Giles Mountain Winery | (540) 818-0566
Giles Mountain Vineyard and Winery is an estate winery providing unique wines that reflect our dedication to community, sustainability, and our beautiful mountainous region.

Our primary goal at Giles Mountain Vineyard and Winery is to minimize our footprint on the land, conserve natural resources, reduce chemical dependence, while producing outstanding regional wines.  Our wines capture the unique mountainous limestone and shale soils on which our grapes are produced.

JBR Vineyard & Winery | 540-250-7293
At an elevation of 1800 feet in the mountains of Giles County in Southwest Virginia, JBR Vineyards & Winery passionately produces small quantities of hand-tended classic wine grapes and hand-crafted wines. We are proud to have established the first vineyard and first Virginia Farm Winery in Giles County. Enjoy a unique experience! Must call ahead for appointments.

Directions: From Route 100, turn on to Eggleston Road. Turn right on Bear Springs Road. Keep going through Trigg. Turn right on Springdale Road. Go approximately 3 miles around the big curve and the winery is on the right. There will be signs.

 

Farms, Farmers Markets and Pick-Your-Owns

Narrows Farmer’s Market  | (540) 726-2423
The Narrows Farmers Market is located on Monroe Street in downtown Narrows.  The Market has several tables already onsite in order to accommodate a number of vendors, a stage area for live entertainment during special events, and clean restroom facilities. The market is open April 1st through October 31st.  Selling days are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  However, in the spirit of making the market a successful endeavor from both the Town’s and community’s viewpoint, staff will make every effort to make special arrangements with potential vendors wishing to use the facility outside of these days and times.

Pearisburg Community Market
The Pearisburg Community Farmer’s Market offers fresh local produce, events, activities, demos, music and crafts. Meet local producers, artisans and more.

BeeBerry Farm | (540) 544-6833
You-pick blueberries with a wonderful view! Our quality berries are grown using sustainable horticultural methods, with no pesticides. Season is late June through July. Call ahead or check our web site for the best picking times.  This farm is a trail site on the Giles Artisan Trail and is a member of Round the Mountain Artisan Network.

Windrush Farms | (540) 544-7088
ALL NATURAL– Only organic fertilizers/pesticides are used when needed.
* TASTING ENCOURAGED–as we have several different varieties within our approx. 900 bushes that can vary in flavor.
* WE SUPPLY BUCKETS FOR PICKING AND BAGS FOR TAKE HOME–although many choose and are welcome to bring their own take home containers or boxes. (PLEASE, NO BACKPACKS, OR OTHER LARGER SIZE PURSES / BAGS PERMITTED)

Download Our Driving Tours

Northwest Quadrant
Pearisburg – Narrows – Rich Creek – Glen Lyn

Northeast Quadrant
Big Stony Creek – Glen Alton – White Rocks

Southwest Quadrant
Wilburn Valley – White Gate – Staffordsville – Eggleston

Southeast Quadrant
Newport – Mountain Lake – Pembroke