July is National Hot Dog 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 than actual hot dog, you'll be happy to know that Giles County has more places to satisfy your hot...

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Love BluetoNew 2018
Jun 26 2018

New River Valley Receives Grant for Agritourism Marketing

New River Valley Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing   Governor Ralph Northam announced recently that Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties received $2,500 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund. In total VTC awarded more than $840,000 for 56 tourism marketing projects across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism.   The grants...

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Angels Rest view AT Pearisburg
Jun 19 2018

Appalachian Trail – Kimberling Creek to Narrows

Appalachian Trail – Kimberling Creek to Narrows Originally posted to Virginia Trail Guide. Read HERE. Follow Adam & Christine along the Appalachian Trail through parts of Giles County. See their full album of pictures HERE. ---   We decided to celebrate Christine’s birthday by completing a section of the Appalachian Trail over a few days.  I had a couple of surprises for her along the way which...

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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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Governor Northam Reports Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion in 2017

Governor Northam Reports Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion in 2017   ~ Statewide data shows increase of 4.4% compared to 2016 ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced recently that Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $25 billion in 2017, a 4.4 percent increase over 2016. In 2017, tourism in Virginia supported 232,000 jobs—an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 2016. The tourism industry also...

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CRUSH Friday Rich Creek
Apr 04 2018

Rich Creek Day Trip

Suggested Itinerary | Rich Creek Day Trip   Rich Creek is a small town in Giles County with a population of 760 people. Accessing Rich Creek is very easy by car as it sits on Route 460 almost to the West Virginia state line, as well as Route 219 from Peterstown, WV. The charming main street welcomes visitors and is a relaxing home to...

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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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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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