I really like what Dan Traveling puts out on video. His travel shorts are just enough to whet your appetite for a visit on your own while his documentaries give you in depth looks at parts of the country you would probably miss.
Here is a video from last year he did about the history of [...]
There’s nothing quite like autumn in southwest and central Virginia. As the colors unfold across the region, we wanted to know where you like to go and catch the fall foliage. Here are the top answers along with a few more extras you suggested.
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
You can tell the leaf-peepers from the [...]
I had this in my email this morning and thought I would pass it along.
Anyone out and about this Saturday around Floyd might want to take the opportunity to stop by the Floyd Farmers Market to enjoy a little fall fun and stock up on winter veggies…
The Floyd Farmers [...]
I doesn’t seem like it was two years ago that this story first started breaking. The two year extension that has kept the Lodge open is about to run out and a new concessionaire has yet to be found.
BEDFORD, Va. –There are many words Shirley Barlow could use to describe her affection for the Peaks of Otter [...]
From Doug Thompson, a fall tribute…
Go check out his blog for more videos…
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Adults – $ 10, Senior Citizens (60 and Over) – $ 5, Youth and Teens (6 – 15) – $ 5, Children Under 6 – Free. Tickets are sold at the gates. Advance tickets can be purchased with a credit card by phone (540.365.4412) or with a check by mail [...]
After seven years of citizen input, organizing, and research, the long-awaited “Rocky Knob Project” has acquired land in the bi-county region near the Rocky Knob Recreation Area, around Parkway Milepost 170. The group of Board member volunteers from both Patrick and Floyd Counties will celebrate their recent purchase of a permanent location for the [...]
I was checking out Facebook today when I saw an add from Amazon for a new album out from Mary Chapin Carpenter.
I have been a fan for a long time. But I hadn’t paid much attention to her biography in the past. So, while listening to samples of her new songs I [...]
I just stumbled across this from the National Park Service…
Shenandoah National Park equals visitors and money and jobs for local economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 1,253,000 visitors in 2010 spent approximately $ 71.8 million in Shenandoah National Park and in communities near the park. That [...]
I was contemplating making my first attempt at showing up at Floydfest this year after I saw Allison Krauss was added to the lineup. Sadly, my better half couldn’t get off work for the needed amount of time… So I’ve found myself living the experience through the eyes of the Floyd County bloggers I follow. Thanks Colleen, [...]
It’s a good review of a book I’ll add to my wish list for Christmas…
Like a million other readers, I first met Joel Salatin in Michael Pollan’s 2006 best seller, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. To learn about what he calls the “pastoral food chain,” Pollan visited Salatin, an eccentric genius who has turned his [...]
Mile 60: James River Visitor Center
Uncrowded lakeside view, ideal for fall photos of turning leaves reflected on water
Mile 86: Peaks of Otter Lodge
The parkway’s only year-round hotel, with mountain and lake views. peaksofotter.com or 540/586-1081
Mile 154: Smart View Picnic Area
Large wooded picnic and day-use area with restrooms and a [...]
Date: June 12, 2012
Contact: Larry Hultquist, 828-348-3482
(Waynesboro, VA) The Humpback Rocks Picnic Area, located at milepost 8.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, will be closed beginning Wednesday, June 13, 2012 for reconstruction. This area closure is part of a larger road paving and rehabilitation project occurring this summer from milepost 0 to milepost [...]