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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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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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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NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERS FREE SEASONAL FLU VACCINE AT DRIVE-THRU CLINIC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2020 Media Contact: Noelle Bissell, M.D., health director, New River Health District, 540-585-3300Robert Parker, public information officer, Western Region, robert.parker@vdh.virginia.gov NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERS FREE SEASONAL FLU VACCINE AT DRIVE-THRU CLINIC   (CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – The New River Health District (NRHD) will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special drive-thru dispensing clinic on Wednesday, October 14 from...

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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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GILES ~ A River Runs Through It An Art Contest for The Children of Giles

We had an excellent selection of art turned in for the "A River Runs Through It" Giles County Art Contest. It was hard for the judges to choose, but alas, the final winners are listed below. Thank you to all who participated. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to express your love of the New River and Giles County as...

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Apr 16 2020

Deadline Looming | Art Contest for the Young People of Giles Launched

GILES ~ A River Runs Through It.   Schools across America and across most of the globe have closed, Giles County is no exception. Our children are out of school with lots of time on their hands. ReNew The New, the Giles Early Education Project (GEEP) and the Giles Public School system are sponsoring an art contest centered around the New River...

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