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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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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Will Jones headshot Mar 2019
Mar 04 2019

Introducing Will Jones

Will Jones is a recent Virginia Tech graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economic Management. He is interested in international and domestic economic development, particularly regarding rural areas, agriculture, and food security. In his free time, Will enjoys exploring local recreational opportunities, including hiking, cycling, climbing, and camping. After completing his studies at Virginia Tech in December 2018,...

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Oct 26 | Community Film Screening Night

Giles Community Film Screening Night   Giles County is known for its beautiful landscape in the Appalachian area, as well as its unforgettable attractions. If it were to be adventures hikes to remarkable waterfalls, delicious food at original restaurants, or community activities that bring people together, Giles has it! As for the residents of the area, there are many creative artists that...

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Group mud net MAR 2017
Aug 22 2018

Tailgating Atmosphere at Muddy ACCE Race

Sept 15 | 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 before, during, and after the race for participants and spectators! Plus free parking!   Held along the banks of...

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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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Backyard Tourist Spotlight on the Inn at Riverbend

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on the Inn at Riverbend                Overlooking the New River from its perch just outside of Pearisburg in Giles County, Virginia, the Inn at Riverbend welcomes guests near and far. Owners, Jeanne Jeffers and John Dush have been greeting guests to the Inn since purchasing it a few years ago. The Inn...

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SUP people on New River at Castle Rock
Jun 13 2018

June is National Outdoors Month

June is National Outdoors Month   Giles County, VA- Giles County, Virginia’s Mountain Playground™ will, along with communities and officials across America, celebrate the great outdoors for the entire month of June. June is recognized as Great Outdoors Month. You are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available in Giles to enjoy the great outdoors. You can choose any one of...

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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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