Oct 11 2021

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 17 2021

Mill Creek | More than just a creek…

Let’s talk about Narrows… A little, rural town of a less than 2,000 residents, Narrows, Virginia is quite possibly the epi-center of easy-to-access, family friendly outdoor adventures. We’ll walk you through some prime examples of how to spend some time basking in the great outdoors…   We start at Mill Creek Nature Park. Truthfully you could spend all day at Mill Creek Nature...

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Aug 20 2021

Wet WanderLove on the New

[caption id="attachment_38894" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Aspire for Giles Tourism[/caption]   The New River Water Trail connects you with public and private access points to enjoy a variety of floats as summer winds down. Fishing, floating, or fun times are to be found along this 37 mile stretch through Giles County, Virginia.     Floating Peaceful, yet dramatic the New River has scenic floats for you!...

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Aug 06 2021

Sept 30-Oct 3 | The Wood’s Hole Weekend

The Wood's Hole Weekend | September 30 through October 3, 2021   Are you ready to turn your dream of thru-hiking or section-hiking the historic, 2,192-mile Appalachian Trail into reality in the near future? Then you won’t want to miss this very special weekend retreat to benefit the iconic Woods Hole Hostel, regularly ranked by hikers among the best hostel experiences on...

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New River Water Trail, Giles County, Va
Mar 03 2021

24 Hours in Giles County, VA for Couples

24 Hours in Giles County, VA for Couples   We’ve been cooped up in homes with our loved ones for a while now but spending time with our partner while exploring and experiencing something new is a different type of adventure! Read on for a quick 24-hour trip to Giles with the one you love… romance, water, wine, and food included!   Arrive in...

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Dec 08 2020

Mountain Lake Lodge Winner Of The Knot’s Best Of Weddings 2021

Mountain Lake Lodge Winner Of The Knot’s Best Of Weddings 2021 PEMBROKE, VA/DECEMBER 2, 2020 – Mountain Lake Lodge is ecstatic to announce that they have been named a 2021 winner in The Knot’s Best of Weddings. The prestigious recognition is only awarded to the top five percent of wedding professionals across the country and is decided based off of the...

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New River
Sep 23 2020

Virtual ReNew the New 2020

ReNew Goes Virtual!   For sixteen years ReNew The New and Giles County PSA have hosted “Fall Into The New” at the end of every summer. Thirty-seven miles of the New River run through Giles and every year one third, of those miles, was designated for cleanup. ReNew borrowed canoes from local outfitters, the Boy Scouts, and a number of recreation programs...

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Bald Knob, Mountain Lake, Pembroke, VA
Sep 18 2020

Scenic Outdoor Adventures Road Trip

Scenic Outdoor Adventures Road Trip Some fresh air and scenic views sound like a great makeup of a Scenic Outdoor Adventure Road Trip or staycation! Come travel along with us through Giles County as we highlight scenic byways, beautiful vistas, and share tips on how to peep at some of the best views you could experience!   So your family or group of...

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Sep 11 2020

Epic Road Trip Destination | Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Epic Road Trip Destination | Virginia's Mountain Playground   Experience an epic outdoor road trip and staycation through Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. If you find yourself driving a motorcycle, convertible, or RV this is your map to epic outdoor adventures. Whatever your mode of transportation, Giles has your wide open adventure!   Not sure where to start on your motorcycle adventure? GearHead Moto Tours in...

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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 colors of the leaves start changing. There is an abundance of fun activities that you and your friends and family can...

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