New River
Nov 29 2017

“Keep Virginia Beautiful” Grant Awarded to Giles County

Giles County Awarded “Keep Virginia Beautiful” Grant   Giles Administration was pleased to learn a few months ago that they would be recipients of a Keep Virginia Beautiful – 30 Grants in Thirty Days program grant.  Giles had applied for funding in the recycling category.   The project award enabled construction of monofilament and fluorocarbon fishing line recycling tubes for all boat ramps on...

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Fishing at The Narrows Town Park
Oct 24 2017

Bicycling, Mountain Biking, & More in Giles

Bicycling, Mountain Biking, & More in Giles   Tucked in Southwest Virginia with easy access from major cities and interstates, Giles County, Virginia bodes well for your cycling destination. The rural county with a population of just under 17,000 people, has 37 miles of the New River Water Trail, 62 miles of the Appalachian Trail, 92 square miles of Jefferson National Forest,...

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Sep 25 2017

Muddy ACCE Race 2017 Receives Donation of $411,000

Giles County Muddy ACCE Race 2017 Receives Donation of $411,000   This past Saturday, the 2017 Giles County Muddy ACCE Race was declared a resounding success. The Muddy ACCE Race (MAR), which is only in its’ second year, is the principal fund raising event for the Giles County ACCE Program (Access to Community College Education). Saturday, MAR raised a significant amount of...

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Aug 10 2017

Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race

Sept 16 | Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race   The 2017 Muddy ACCE Race is drawing near! The event promises something for everyone, from family fun to the fiercest competitors. Register as a team or an individual participant today for the September 16th event at www.muddyaccerace.com. The Glen Lyn Town Park in Giles County, Virginia will be transformed into a 5K...

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Camp, Fish, Float, Ride: Enjoy the Two Virginias! Kairos Resort Opening July 1.

Camp, Fish, Float, Ride: Enjoy the Two Virginias! Kairos Resort Opening July 1.   [caption id="attachment_24457" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Sam Dean from Kairos Wilderness Resort.[/caption] Giles County, VA - Mercer County, WV - The newest tourism destination in the two Virginias  is opening to guests on July 1, 2017.   Kairos Wilderness Resort, is a 1,500 acre mountain-top property located in both Giles County, Virginia...

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New River Eye Care

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on New River Eye Care   New River Eye Care located at 700 Wenonah Ave in Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia has been in business since 2004. It is owned and operated by Dr. Brad Lane and Dr. Chris Hansen.   The goal of New River Eye Care is to ensure that you will be enthusiastically pleased with your eye care and...

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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 a few years ago. The Inn at Riverbend, located at 125 River Ridge Drive,...

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Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month   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 not...

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Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back for Second Year

Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back for Second Year 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 May you are encouraged to ‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard’ and to participate...

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