Jul 27 2017

Tailgating Atmosphere at Muddy ACCE Race

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 the New River...

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Jul 26 2017

10 Must-Do Adventures in Southwest Virginia

Southwest Virginia was once dominated by the coal industry. Mining in the region peaked in the late 1990s, but has been on the decline since. The slow disappearance of the once-dominant industry has given way to something that people might not expect: outdoor tourism. The natural beauty was always there, of course, it just wasn’t the focus while coal was...

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Jul 26 2017

Exploring the Waterfalls of Southwest Virginia

The peaks and valleys of Southwest Virginia embrace the Blue Ridge, Allegheny, and Cumberland mountains in the Appalachian chain, offering numerous opportunities to experience the beautiful sight of waterfalls. Many lie close to the road, allowing easy access, but others require a challenging hike. The Cascades Enjoy the cool rush of water under the Cascades. Adam Fagen It’s easy to understand the popularity of...

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Jul 25 2017

A Foodie’s Guide to Southwest Virginia

If smokin’ barbecue, moist cornbread, and a tall glass of sweet tea define southern cooking for you, it’s time to expand your horizons. These traditional favorites remain top of the menu, but don’t stop there. Local farmers, chefs, winemakers, and brewers are taking locally sourced products and regional traditions to new levels with stunning dishes and authentically Appalachian dining experiences...

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Jul 21 2017

Mill Creek Nature Park – Hiking

Intro Mill Creek Nature Park attracts lots of mountain bikers and fishermen to this remote and scenic region of Southwest Virginia, but the best way to explore the cascading waterfalls of Mill Creek is to hike up Pearis Mountain. The trails are mostly steep and rocky, passing by historic sites like an old dam, an engineered structure that served as the...

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Jul 20 2017

Spending a long weekend in Giles County, Virginia

Giles County is an undiscovered, adventure destination located 20 minutes from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia. The mountainous region is a pristine playground for outdoor enthusiasts, including those who love hiking the Appalachian Trail and boating in the New River. So if you’re interested in a fun-filled weekend enjoying the outdoors, pack your gear and head for the hills...

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Local Mud Run Boasts Family Friendly Atmosphere

Local Mud Run Boasts Family Friendly Atmosphere When people think of a mud run, they may not typically think of a family outing. The Muddy ACCE Race is a fun, exciting event for the entire family to enjoy! Families can run the race together, split up so the children can run in our Youth Mud Pit, cheer on their loved ones,...

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July is National Hotdog 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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17 Picnic Locations for 2017

17 Picnic Locations to enjoy in Giles County in '17   Need something new to do with the family? As summer arrives, take a day to go out and enjoy a picnic together. A picnic would also be a great way to spend time with friends or to have a date. All your picnic necessities can be conveniently found locally at independently...

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Jun 23 2017

July 17- Bridge Closing

July 17- Bridge Closing (Rte. 730) In order to make necessary bridge repairs, Rte. 730 in Giles County will be closed to thru traffic beginning the morning of July 17 at 8:00am till late afternoon of August 17. The section to be closed is 0.85 miles from Route 622 and 1.25 Miles from Route 663. If you have any questions, you may...

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