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Recreation Economy for Rural Communities: Giles County…

Welcome! This is the registration page for the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities Virtual Workshop for Giles County, focusing on the Towns of Pembroke and Narrows, taking place October 26-29, 2020. This is a series of seven, virtual video conference sessions spaced over four days. The process is designed for interactivity....

Virtual ReNew the New 2020

RENEW GOES VIRTUAL!   For sixteen years ReNew The New and Giles County PSA have hosted “Fall Into The New” at the end of every summer. Thirty-seven miles of the New River run through Giles and every year one third, of those miles, was designated for cleanup. ReNew borrowed canoes from local outfitters, the Boy Scouts, and a number of recreation programs and transported them to central locations; Giles County school buses carried volunteers to and from assigned sites. Depending upon the year, there were anywhere from two hundred to almost five hundred volunteers, who cleaned and cleared...

Epic Road Trip along the New River Water Trail

Epic Road Trip along the New River Water Trail Experience an epic outdoor road trip and staycation through Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. If you find yourself driving a motorcycle, convertible, or RV this is your map to epic outdoor adventures. Whatever your mode of transportation, Giles has your wide open adventure! Not sure where to start on your motorcycle adventure? GearHead Moto Tours in Pearisburg can outfit your entire excursion. Looking for a totally guided experience, gear and bike included? They have that! Looking for great routes for your road or dual sport...

Inn at Riverbend | Waterlife 2019

Inn at Riverbend | Romantic Escapes Original post from Virginia Living magazine. by Martha Steger OCTOBER 30, 2019   Plan a dreamy weekend à deux at these gorgeous guesthouses. Inn at Riverbend   Mountain hideaways are often considered among the most romantic reprieves; adding water simply perfects the recipe. Carve out time for an amorous escape to a waterside inn or lodge in Virginia.   Inn at Riverbend Seemingly perched on the side of a bluff in Pearisburg is the Inn at Riverbend, a two-story bed and breakfast with wraparound porches and incredible views of the New River. Each room at Riverbend...

Tailgating Atmosphere at Muddy ACCE Race

Sept 15 | Tailgating Atmosphere at Muddy ACCE Race   If you head out to enjoy a football event this fall, you will likely see game-goers tailgating the event before the anticipated kickoff. The Muddy ACCE Race event has a friendly tailgating energy to it before, during, and after the race for participants and spectators! Plus free parking!   Held along the banks of the New River Water Trail in Giles County, this mud filled event will delight, challenge, and test our runners to the limits. The race is open to individuals and teams...

Giles to Break Ground on Newest Public Boat Landing

For Immediate Release Contact: Cora Gnegy 203 North Main Street Pearisburg, VA 24134 540-921-2079 (office) 540-335-6314 (cell) cgnegy@gilescounty.org Date: June 21, 2018 Giles to Break Ground on Newest Public Boat Landing   Giles County, VA- Throughout the month of June there have been ongoing celebrations of the outdoors as we celebrate Great Outdoors Month. Adding to the inventory of public access points to the New River, Giles County will break ground at the newest location on June 28th at 1pm. As part of an Appalachian Regional Commission POWER grant award, in partnership with the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation, Giles...

June is National Outdoors Month

June is National Outdoors Month   Giles County, VA- Giles County, Virginia’s Mountain Playground™ will, along with communities and officials across America, celebrate the great outdoors for the entire month of June. June is recognized as Great Outdoors Month. You are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available in Giles to enjoy the great outdoors. You can choose any one of the 37 miles of the New River Water Trail, 60+ miles of the Appalachian Trail or Great Eastern Trail, mountain biking trails, walking one of the newly recognized nine Wellness...

Improving New River access points in Giles County | WDBJ7

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Improving New River access points in Giles County GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) The New River is a popular spot for people in Giles County. Now, officials are taking steps to make it easier for boats to come and go. "I love the outdoors, I really love being on the water," Randy Fuqua said, admiring the scene around him.   Fuqua and Austin Cunningham took a group of out-of-towners on a fishing tour of the New River in Giles County. They pushed off from the Whitt Riverbend boat landing in Ripplemead...

Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back By Popular Demand

Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back By Popular Demand   Giles County, VA- Chances are you’ve hiked and taken a picture at Cascade Falls in Pembroke, Virginia. Many of you have also enjoyed a meal at The Palisades Restaurant in the Village of Eggleston. The entire month of July you are encouraged to ‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard’ and to participate in the Giles County-wide Scavenger Hunt that begins on Monday, July 2nd and continues through Friday, August 3rd. The Narrows Farmers Market is helping to host the Scavenger Hunt this...

Muddy ACCE Race Returns Sep. 15, 2018

Registration is open for the 2018 Muddy ACCE Race Giles County, VA- Registration is open for the 2018 Muddy ACCE Race to be held on September 15, 2018 at the Glen Lyn Town Park. The third annual Muddy ACCE Race kicks off at 8:30am on the third Saturday of September along the New River in Glen Lyn. The Muddy ACCE Race is a 5K, obstacle mud run course race designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. It’s not about how...