Category: Virginia

Stadium Woods – Save The Trees – Virginia Mountain Dreams

Stadium Woods is an approximately 15-acre wooded section found adjacent to the east side of Lane Stadium on the Virginia Tech campus. It is approximately a rectangle 2000 feet long (running north/south) and 300 feet wide (Figure 1). The area is heavily wooded, with numerous white oak (Quercus albaL.) trees over 36 inches in […] […]

“Windows to the Blue Ridge and Beyond” | News Roanoke – Virginia Mountain Dreams

On February 20, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) opened a new exhibition featuring twenty-three silver sulfide prints by award-winning naturalist photographer and Farmville, native Jack Jeffers. The images depicted in End of an Era: The Photography of Jack Jeffers feature Virginia’s rugged mountain people, weather-beaten structures, and well-hidden Appalachian landscapes. With the prints presented, visitors […]

Mabry Mill Video – Virginia Mountain Dreams

I was reading through my email this morning and saw a link to video from Dan Traveling. From that link I went to this video about Mabry Mill… Dan has a blog: Dan Traveling. Go check it out and subscribe to his YouTube channel. If you are not familiar with Mabry Mill, here’s what […] Related […]

Winter: A “Secret Season” in the South’s Loftiest National Parks | National Parks Traveler – Virginia Mountain Dreams

Shenandoah National Park Both Shenandoah and the Blue Ridge Parkway straddle the eastern-most “front range” of the Appalachians. That can mean that most of the snow from the region’s storms falls on more westerly ridges West Virginia peaks can receive nearly 200 inches of snow!. via Winter: A “Secret Season” in the South’s Loftiest National […]

Head To Cumberland Gap National Historical Park To Taste Appalachian Christmas Cheer | National Parks Traveler – Virginia Mountain Dreams

John-Boy might not be there, but you’ll still get a taste of Appalachian Christmas cheer with a visit to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park this coming Saturday. Each year, deep in Appalachia, the holiday season is ushered in as Christmas-red cardinals decorate snow-covered hemlocks. Icicles become nature’s diamonds frosting rocky mountainsides. The brisk air makes […]

Hard Cider Coming To Nelson County – Virginia Mountain Dreams

John Washburn, who grew up in Ruffin, N.C., and graduated from George Washington High School in 1965, is currently building Bold Rock Cidery and Brewpub near Wintergreen in Nelson County, where he now lives. Right now, 15,000 square feet of cidery buildings and a restaurant are under construction, but eventually the cider pub will offer […]

Fred First – Virginia Mountain Dreams

Doug Thompson has posted a video of my friend Fred First reading a piece from his book Slow Road Homeat the Floyd Country Store on his new YouTube Channel, Buffalo Mountain Films. Thanks Doug… Related posts:Floyd Radio Show Reviewing Fred First’s book, Slow Road Home Loose Leaf Notes – Green Lodging for Pet and […] […]