men in mud at Muddy ACCE Race
Nov 07 2019

NACo | Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future

Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future Article from NACo County News.  By Charlie Ban   Oct. 28, 2019 [caption id="attachment_26726" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Muddy ACCE Race participants help each other, and thanks to their entry fees, Giles County, Va. students. Photo by Alisa Moody for Giles County Tourism[/caption] Giles County, Va.’s defining characteristic is the New River, which flows for 37 miles through this part of...

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cascades waterfall spring
Oct 27 2019

Giles County to Receive Technical Assistance to Grow Outdoor Recreation Economy

Giles County to Receive Technical Assistance to Grow Outdoor Recreation Economy   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recently, in support of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) are announcing that they have selected 10 communities under...

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Oct 21 2019

Oct 25 | Giles Community Film Screening Night

Giles Community Film Screening Night   Giles County is Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. It is also the place to play, stay, love, and enjoy and that is just what will be showcased at the second Giles Community Film Screening Night on April 26th. Many film and productions crews have found Giles to be a special place to work including feature films like Dirty...

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Gear Head by the Water
Jul 16 2019

Aug 2-4 | GearHead Adventure Weekend

GearHead Adventure Weekend Register today HERE.  [Click link to be taken to EventBrite to register.] This is going to be an adventure packed weekend complete with dualsport adventure riding, ziplining & New River kayaking. There will be an opportunity for demo rides of the new SWM Rs500r and Superdual Motorcycles including the Royal Enfield Himalayans.   Tentative Schedule of Events: Friday | 3:30pm Arrival...

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The Glen Alton Wetlands

The Glen Alton Wetlands Glen Alton is a picturesque farm in Giles County maintained by the US Forest Service. It is located 13 miles up State Rte. 635 (Big Stony Creek Rd.). This is usually a good,  turn off the AC, roll your window down and smell the earth kind of ride. Don’t be surprised to see deer, squirrels and other...

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Jun 30 2019

July is Hot Dog Month!!

July is National Hot Dog Month!? We certainly didn’t know for a while, but now we know, we’re spreading the word. No matter how you like your hot dog, you’ll be happy to know that Giles County has you covered. Here are the places to go, when you’re craving that summer tradition of a good ‘ol hot dog:   Friends and Family |...

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Ice Cream Adventures

Do you need a summer treat to beat the heat? Don’t we all! Giles County has some spectacular places to grab a cold, sweet ice cold treat! With the days getting longer, and much hotter, everyone needs to stay cool. Here are some of the few places to check out!   Cascade Café🡪 After a hiking the Cascades, the Cascade Café is a...

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May 20 2019

Music on the Porch + Jam Session at Kairos

[caption id="attachment_26405" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] New River Valley Regional Commission, Draper Mercantile, Roanoke, Portrait, Event Photographer, 5.11.16, mattrossphotography.com[/caption]   A whole summer of music and jams at Kairos! Join us to enjoy local old-time, bluegrass, and string music on the porch at Ed's Place. Bring your own instruments to join in a group jam session following our host band's performance (or just hang...

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May 06 2019

Communities of the New

Kick-started by a Virginia Main Street grant awarded to the Town of Narrows, the Communities of the New River Valley, program aims to foster cooperation among and coordinate marketing of our local communities and beyond. Starting with the five towns of Giles County, communities along the New River are pursuing designation as “Communities of the New”, granting them access to...

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Apr 20 2019

Giles Community Film Screening Night

Giles County is Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. It is also the place to play, stay, love, and enjoy and that is just what will be showcased at the second Giles Community Film Screening Night on April 26th. Many film and productions crews have found Giles to be a special place to work including feature films like Dirty Dancing, and Wish You...

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