Aug 22 2023

Aug 26 | ReNew The New 22nd Annual Fall into the New

ReNew the New’s 22nd Annual Fall River Cleanup ReNew The New’s FALL INTO THE NEW, end-of-summer river cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, August 26th. Volunteers and participants will gather by 8:30 AM at Glen Lyn Park, on Campground Drive in Glen Lyn, VA, along Route 460. Giles County’s ReNew the New is excited about working with the New River Conservancy this...

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Jul 21 2023

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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canoes as seen from above on the New River
Jul 25 2022

Family Time is time well spent in Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Family Time is time well spent in Virginia’s Mountain Playground   All items and locations are perfect to add to your trip with your family, large or small, to Giles   Close knit group or large family gathering- read on for trip inspiration and plan to come to Giles. There’s always so much to consider when planning a family get-away. With Giles’ easy to...

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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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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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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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