VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE RAIL TRAIL is an easy, picturesque ride through a beautiful, natural setting with plentiful opportunities to see unique historical sites. The Piney and Tye rivers are constant companions, and you’ll cross five bridges on the seven-mile route, including a photo-worthy covered bridge at Naked Creek.
ROCKFISH GAP HAWK WATCH is a site where volunteer hawk-watchers congregate annually to count the hawk migrations from mid-August to November.
ROYAL OAKS provides a perfect getaway with accommodations along the Blue Ridge, including short walking trails through a patch of hardwood forest filled with birds associated with the Blue Ridge.
THE WINTERGREEN NATURE FOUNDATION’S Trillium House at Wintergreen Resort has 24 blazed trails, numerous mountain overlooks, 30 miles of hiking trails, and a nature preserve.