Jan 04 2024

Parking Lot Improvements Completed at Pearis Cemetery along AT in Giles

Parking Lot Improvements Completed at Pearis Cemetery Hikers and history buffs alike have something new to celebrate in Giles County! The parking area on Route 100 for the Appalachian Trail and the historic Pearis Cemetery recently got a makeover. Deep potholes and muddy areas have been filled in with rock and topped with gravel, restoring this parking lot to its former...

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May 28 2019

Pearis Cemetery-A Short Stroll on the Appalachian Trail

Pearis Cemetery-A Short Stroll on the AT Written by Teresa Fletcher   I’ve had a few people tell me that they’d love to go on a hike on the Appalachian Trail, but they just don’t think they can climb a mountain. I always reply to this that I know just the place for them to go. The Pearis Cemetery trailhead is located at...

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Jul 03 2018

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month July 2018 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...

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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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Appalachian Trail by County: The Woods Hole Hostel

Appalachian Trail by County: The Woods Hole Hostel Originally published by WDBJ7 on Monday, October 24, 2016 PEARISBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Go deep into Giles County. Keep going. Not there yet. Trust me it's really tucked in the woods, you'll find it. Up a dirt road, you'll start to hear the snorting, clucking, bleating, and quacking soon enough. The Woods Hole Hostel is...

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Mar 08 2016

Relocated section of the Appalachian Trail will officially open…

March 18- Relocated section of the Appalachian Trail will officially open during ceremony on March 18 PEARISBURG, Va. (March 8, 2016) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC), and the United States Forest Service announce the opening of an approximately 1-mile relocated section of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) near Pearisburg, Virginia. A ribbon cutting ceremony is...

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