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Apr 04 2018

Rich Creek Day Trip

Suggested Itinerary | Rich Creek Day Trip   Rich Creek is a small town in Giles County with a population of 760 people. Accessing Rich Creek is very easy by car as it sits on Route 460 almost to the West Virginia state line, as well as Route 219 from Peterstown, WV. The charming main street welcomes visitors and is a relaxing home to residents.   To start your day in Rich Creek consider The Corner Market or Burger Boy. The town is situated in such a way that much of the activity is walkable. Enjoy a stroll through...

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Mar 28 2018

Pembroke Day Trip

SUGGESTED ITINERARY | PEMBROKE DAY TRIP Morning- Begin your day stocking up on supplies and breakfast at Tangent Outfitters and Cascade Café. Enjoy your morning of shopping at Amish Heirlooms, Pearl’s Petals and Gifts, flea market-esqu shops including Yesteryear, Big Dawg’s Bargains, and Cascade Café. All within walking distance for a nice stroll through this quaint small town that’s a hub of outdoor adventure in Giles. While walking through town stop and visit the Littlest Library in Virginia- the Pembroke Public Library.     Your lunch options are plentiful in Pembroke. Enjoy family favorites...

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Mar 14 2018

Narrows Day Trip

Suggested Itinerary | Narrows Day Trip Find this & and other day trip ideas to CRUSH FRIDAY here! Morning- A visit to Narrows can begin at the Narrows Town Office and Visitors Center, located at 210 Main Street. Just around the corner on Monroe Street are Centennial Park and The Mural of Narrows.  Next door to The Mural is the Narrows Farmer’s Market (open Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-noon; April thru October) where visitors can shop for local produce and handmade items. The Veterans Memorial Park is just a few steps away. This is the end of the Veterans Mile, which...

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Mar 05 2018

The New River 500 Event Returns at Kairos Resort in Giles County, Virginia

Apr 21 & 22 | The New River 500 Event Returns to Kairos Resort UPDATE | You can now register online here: http://kairosresort.com/events/   Giles County, VA - The New River 500, is back; brought to you by Kairos, Tangent Outfitters, GearHead Moto Tours, Go Race, Inc., and Loud N Clear Car Stereo and Customs. The New River 500 will be held April 21 and 22 in Giles County, Virginia and encompasses over 500 kilometers of dual-sport riding. Depending on route and lunch destinations (if desired), riders can experience between 150-160 miles per day during your weekend. This event is an...

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Feb 13 2018

Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation & Friends Of Southwest Virginia Release 2017 Annual Report

Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation & Friends Of Southwest Virginia Release 2017 Annual Report   ABINGDON, VA – The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Friends of Southwest Virginia have released their 2017 Annual Report which outlines the regional economic impact of the tourism economy and spotlights economic, community and tourism development initiatives, regional marketing and branding and updates to Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway.   The report shows an increase of more than 56% in tourism spending throughout Southwest Virginia since 2004.   Southwest Virginia includes 19 counties, four independent cities and 54 towns located...

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New River Watershed Roundtable Assists in New River Water Trail Expansion

New River Watershed Roundtable Assists in New River Water Trail Expansion Originally posted to NRVRC blog HERE.   NRV- The New River Watershed Roundtable continues to assist in the expansion of the New River Water Trail. Building off of the success and branding of the New River Water Trail initiative in Giles County, the Watershed Roundtable identified possible day trip locations throughout the New River Valley. Community representatives reviewed these sites and provided input at the November 2017 Watershed Roundtable meeting. Next steps include finalizing site locations and then for each community to pursue...

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“Keep Virginia Beautiful” Grant Awarded to Giles County

Giles County Awarded “Keep Virginia Beautiful” Grant   Giles Administration was pleased to learn a few months ago that they would be recipients of a Keep Virginia Beautiful – 30 Grants in Thirty Days program grant.  Giles had applied for funding in the recycling category.   The project award enabled construction of monofilament and fluorocarbon fishing line recycling tubes for all boat ramps on the Giles’ section of the New River, which did not yet have them. The funding has additionally enabled tubes to be constructed for future boat ramps that are now in...

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Bicycling, Mountain Biking, & More along the NRWT

Bicycling, Mountain Biking, & More in Giles   Tucked in Southwest Virginia with easy access from major cities and interstates, Giles County, Virginia bodes well for your cycling destination. The rural county with a population of just under 17,000 people, has 37 miles of the New River Water Trail, 62 miles of the Appalachian Trail, 92 square miles of Jefferson National Forest, and five small towns to enjoy. Road cyclists, mountain bikers, competitive riders, leisure riders, all can find their adventure in Giles. The New River Valley has an organized group of...

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Aug 10 2017

Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race on the banks of the NRWT

Sept 16 | Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race   The 2017 Muddy ACCE Race is drawing near! The event promises something for everyone, from family fun to the fiercest competitors. Register as a team or an individual participant today for the September 16th event at www.muddyaccerace.com. The Glen Lyn Town Park in Giles County, Virginia will be transformed into a 5K mud run obstacle course, promising muddy mayhem and fun to all those who are brave enough to conquer the course or cheer from the sidelines. There will be 28 obstacles...

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