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Aug 21 2022

Take it Easy & Enjoy Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Take it Easy & Enjoy Virginia’s Mountain Playground   All attractions and locations listed in this post are well suited for a low-impact, high enjoyment trip to Giles.   You work hard, you do good things, you deserve to rest and relax in Virginia’s Mountain Playground. Read on for a perfectly packaged trip to Giles County, Virginia. Day 1:   Traveling through Giles on your arrival, you...

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Jul 11 2022

Adventuresome Fun in Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Adventuresome Fun in Virginia’s Mountain Playground   All of the locations and attractions mentioned here are perfect escapes for couples and small groups to explore while visiting Giles County, VA.   Waking up to amazing sunrises over the New River, sipping wine, canoeing along with breathtaking scenery, and fine dining- the perfect multi-day trip for you and your special someone. Read on to discover...

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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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Seasons Greeting!

Seasons Greetings! May your holidays be merry & bright!  We look forward to seeing you in #GilesCoVA for a new year full of fun, adventure, love, & laughter. Virginia's Mountain Playground | A place to play, stay, love, & enjoy...

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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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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT   July 13, 2018   Friends of Southwest Virginia One Heartwood Circle Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 492-2420   FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT   The Friends of Southwest Virginia has determined that the Giles County Boat Ramps Project will have no significant impact on the human environment.  Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  This...

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Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Castle Rock Golf & Recreation

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Castle Rock Golf & Recreation Castle Rock Golf & Recreation is located at 900 Castle Rock Drive in Pembroke, Giles County, Virginia. They have been open since the mid 1960’s and serving the public ever since, and the operations are managed by Adam Harman.   Castle Rock Golf & Recreation strives to ensure your whole family can find enjoyment...

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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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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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