Top 10 Things To Do Before Summer Ends

Top 10 Things To Do Before Summer Ends Even though summer is coming to an end, there’s still several sunny days left for some summer fun! The time is NOW to find an adventure here in Giles County before the school bells start ringing and the colors of the leaves start changing. There is an abundance of fun activities that you...

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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT   July 13, 2018   Friends of Southwest Virginia One Heartwood Circle Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 492-2420   FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT   The Friends of Southwest Virginia has determined that the Giles County Boat Ramps Project will have no significant impact on the human environment.  Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  This...

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Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Castle Rock Golf & Recreation

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Castle Rock Golf & Recreation Castle Rock Golf & Recreation is located at 900 Castle Rock Drive in Pembroke, Giles County, Virginia. They have been open since the mid 1960’s and serving the public ever since, and the operations are managed by Adam Harman.   Castle Rock Golf & Recreation strives to ensure your whole family can find enjoyment...

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Jul 03 2018

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month July 2018 This month you will see information about various businesses, attractions, organizations, and events for Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month. The Giles County Tourism Committee created this idea and included it in the 2017-2018 marketing plan. The group recognized that there are unique and special businesses here in Giles that residents might...

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Boat landing in Giles County, Virginia
Jun 11 2018

Improving New River access points in Giles County | WDBJ7

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...

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Jun 11 2018

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...

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Cascades Waterfall Giles County
Mar 28 2018

Pembroke Day Trip

SUGGESTED ITINERARY | PEMBROKE DAY TRIP Morning- Begin your day stocking up on supplies and breakfast at Tangent Outfitters and Cascade Café. Enjoy your morning of shopping at Amish Heirlooms, Pearl’s Petals and Gifts, flea market-esqu shops including Yesteryear, Big Dawg’s Bargains, and Cascade Café. All within walking distance for a nice stroll through this quaint small town that’s a hub...

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Mar 21 2018

Glen Lyn Day Trip

SUGGESTED ITINERARY | GLEN LYN DAY TRIP Morning- A visit to Glen Lyn can begin at the Glen Lyn Town Office, located at 205 Houston Lane.   A beautiful long walking and biking trail system starts at the Town Hall and follows Hwy. 460 going under the bridge and then through the Glen Lyn Park and along the New River. The trail is 1.73...

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Mar 14 2018

Narrows Day Trip

Suggested Itinerary | Narrows Day Trip Find this & and other day trip ideas to CRUSH FRIDAY here!   Morning- A visit to Narrows can begin at the Narrows Town Office and Visitors Center, located at 210 Main Street.   Just around the corner on Monroe Street are Centennial Park and The Mural of Narrows.  Next door to The Mural is the Narrows Farmer’s Market (open Friday 8am-5pm and...

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CRUSH FRIDAY unused vacation days info
Feb 01 2018

Giles County Receives $10,000 Grant from Virginia Tourism Corporation “Crush Friday” Program Marketing Fund

Giles County Receives $10,000 Grant from Virginia Tourism Corporation “Crush Friday” Program Marketing Fund   Giles County announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) “Crush Friday Program” grant fund. “Crush Friday” is part of VTC’s ongoing efforts to support U.S. Travel’s “Project: Time Off” initiative, encouraging citizens to utilize unused vacation days. In total, VTC...

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