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  • Tailgating Atmosphere at Muddy ACCE Race

    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 ...

  • Things to do… Giles A > Z

    Things to do… Giles A > Z   Giles County offers a multitude of things to do and places to see. We have something to suit the needs of everyone. Giles County does have an extensive option of outdoor activities: floating on the New River....

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    10 Must-Do Adventures in Southwest Virginia

    Southwest Virginia was once dominated by the coal industry. Mining in the region peaked in the late 1990s, but has been on the decline since. The slow disappearance of the once-dominant industry has given way to something that people might not expect...

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    Exploring the Waterfalls of Southwest Virginia

    The peaks and valleys of Southwest Virginia embrace the Blue Ridge, Allegheny, and Cumberland mountains in the Appalachian chain, offering numerous opportunities to experience the beautiful sight of waterfalls. Many lie close to the road, allowing ea...

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    A Foodie’s Guide to Southwest Virginia

    If smokin’ barbecue, moist cornbread, and a tall glass of sweet tea define southern cooking for you, it’s time to expand your horizons. These traditional favorites remain top of the menu, but don’t stop there. Local farmers, chefs, winemakers, ...

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    Mill Creek Nature Park – Hiking

    Intro Mill Creek Nature Park attracts lots of mountain bikers and fishermen to this remote and scenic region of Southwest Virginia, but the best way to explore the cascading waterfalls of Mill Creek is to hike up Pearis Mountain. The trails are mostl...

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    Spending a long weekend in Giles County, Virginia

    Giles County is an undiscovered, adventure destination located 20 minutes from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia. The mountainous region is a pristine playground for outdoor enthusiasts, including those who love hiking the Appalachian ...

  • Local Mud Run Boasts Family Friendly Atmosphere

    Local Mud Run Boasts Family Friendly Atmosphere When people think of a mud run, they may not typically think of a family outing. The Muddy ACCE Race is a fun, exciting event for the entire family to enjoy! Families can run the race together, split......

  • July is National Hotdog Month

    July is National Hot Dog Month   Who knew that July is National Hot Dog Month? We certainly didn’t for awhile, but now we do and we’re letting everyone know! Whether you like naked dogs, chili dogs, or more condiments on your hot dog...

  • 17 Picnic Locations for 2017

    17 Picnic Locations to enjoy in Giles County in ’17   Need something new to do with the family? As summer arrives, take a day to go out and enjoy a picnic together. A picnic would also be a great way to spend time with......