Ice Cream Adventures

Do you need a summer treat to beat the heat? Don’t we all! Giles County has some spectacular places to grab a cold, sweet ice cold treat! With the days getting longer, and much hotter, everyone needs to stay cool. Here are some of the few places to check out!   Cascade Café🡪 After a hiking the Cascades, the Cascade Café is a...

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Jun 26 2022

July is Hot Dog Month!!

July is National Hot Dog Month!? We certainly didn’t know for a while, but now we know, we’re spreading the word. No matter how you like your hot dog, you’ll be happy to know that Giles County has you covered. Here are the places to go, when you’re craving that summer tradition of a good ‘ol hot dog:   Friends and Family |...

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Castle Rock Golf Course, Pembroke, VA
Jun 23 2022

Castle Rock Golf and Recreation | Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Castle Rock Golf and Recreation | Virginia's Mountain Playground   [embed]https://youtu.be/jc4MJ1DhKRg[/embed]   Castle Rock Golf and Recreation is located in the quiet town of Pembroke overlooking the New River and its’ namesake “Castle Rock”, in Giles County. The views from the course are of breathtaking vistas of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and no matter what season you decide to play, you will be...

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DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS

    Media Release       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 20, 2021   GILES COUNTY DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS   CONTACT:  Jon Butler, Emergency Services Coordinator   PHONE:                     540-921-2525   EMAIL:                     jbutler@gilescounty.org   FAX:              540-921-1329     Giles County has declared a Local Emergency and issued a ban on all outdoor burning and open fires effective immediately due to drought conditions that have resulted in fire hazard conditions that create extreme fire danger....

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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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Mill Creek Falls
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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Giles County Trail Center Concept

Giles County Trail Center Concept Original Post from NRVRC Updates   The New River Valley Regional Commission is excited to partner with Friends of Southwest Virginia and Giles County on the development of a new River/Trail Center.  The project will break ground this Fall on the grounds of historic Mountain Lake property.  The Center is anticipated to serve as a nucleus for information...

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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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People posing for a picture at Cascade Falls
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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Aug 10 2020

Giles County Tourism Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant for Tourism Marketing

Giles County Tourism Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant for Tourism Marketing Giles County Tourism has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic to fund recovery marketing initiatives. $866,504...

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