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Pulaski County
Montgomery Co Virginia
Radford Virginia
Floyd Virginia

Getting and staying active in the outdoors

Nothing could be more healthy for the heart, mind and soul than being outdoors and staying active. Getting out of the hustle and bustle of the busy city, stepping away from the computer and completely disconnecting from social media.

The time spent, whether it be with friends and family or just by yourself, will improve your entire mood and outlook on life. Go ahead, challenge yourself to do something different today and we guarantee you will walk away from it feeling renewed and happier you did.

Swinging over the New River
bicycling in Giles


Outdoor recreation activities abound along the river. New River Trail State Park parallels the river for over 50 miles from Pulaski to Fries or Galax. It is a beautiful tract of land that allows hikers, horseback riders and bicyclists to take in the beauty of the river as it sweeps through southwestern Virginia. Plus, a trip to the historical Shot Tower State Park near Jackson Ferry is a must.


The nearly-4,400 acre Claytor Lake in Pulaski County was created out of the river in 1939 by a hydroelectric dam, and is now a well-used recreational spot. The 400+ acre Claytor State Park adjoins the lake, providing campgrounds, cottages, a marina, and hiking trails for visitors.

The New River is home to many species of freshwater game fish including bass, trout, walleye, muskellunge, crappie, bluegill, carp, flathead and channel catfish. 

More than twenty miles of fern-lined trails at Mountain Lake Conservancy are open to the public for biking year-round. Mill Creek Nature Park spans 145-acres of beautiful landscape. There are short trails leading to scenic falls and visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain biking and fishing. The more challenging hiking and biking trails lead to the Jefferson National Forest.

Explore over 40 miles of trails on your ATV, UTV, or Dirt Bike at Kairos Resort.

GearHead Moto Tours can be your all-inclusive dualsport trip to Giles. What this means is that your riding gear, dualsport motorcycle, meals, lodging, and fuel are provided.

Work with one of our professional outfitters and they will not only hook you up with gear and maps, but can also provide drop off and pick up transportation for you.

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