Fall Adventure Getaway

There's nothing like the colors of Fall in the Heart of Appalachia

Lov­ing­ly Writ­ten by Abi­gail Camp­bell Start your fall adven­ture by dri­ving the scenic routes of Heart of Appalachia on your way to Breaks Inter­state Park, where you will see 4,500 acres of green­wood lands and moun­tain scenery. Zip into fall on the newest addi­tion at Breaks, the Canyon Rim Zipline Tour. Join the guides for […]

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Adventures With Cody – Mountain Biking The OP

Cody Howell gives a glimpse at Mountain Biking Spearhead Trails Original Pocahontas Trail System...

Fall in the Heart of Appalachia is the per­fect time for out­door explo­ration and adven­ture. The pic­turesque change of sea­sons col­ors are spec­tac­u­lar and the weath­er is at its best for hik­ing, bik­ing, off-road­­ing, boul­der­ing and white­wa­ter raft­ing. Far south­west­ern Vir­ginia is an out­door adven­ture­land year-round, but autumn invig­o­rates the sens­es like no oth­er time […]

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A Call to Fish To Your Heart’s Content

According to our calendar, Saturday, September 23 is National Hunting and Fishing Day...

You know what that means around our cor­ner of the world? A rea­son (in case you need one) to go fish­ing! And there’s plen­ty of fish­ing holes to sat­is­fy your angler itch in the Heart of Appalachia! Among the pris­tine waters of the Appalachi­an Moun­tains, you’ll find an impres­sive vari­ety of fish against stun­ning scenic […]

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Take The Survey and Win!

Take the Spearhead Trails Survey and be entered to win a 2-Night Cabin Stay and an Annual Trail Permit

Have you vis­it­ed one or more Spear­head Trails in the last cou­ple of years? If so, we need your feed­back. Those who com­plete a sur­vey with­in the next 7 days will be entered into a draw­ing for a FREE ANNUAL PERMIT AND A 2-NIGHT CABIN STAY!  Don’t wait, enter today. Please go to this link […]

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Tastes of the Clinch

Nearly sixty locally owned restaurants range from iconic hamburger stands to Appalachian regional dining

The Clinch Riv­er Val­ley, home to one of the most bio­di­verse riv­er sys­tems in North Amer­i­ca, is also the set­ting for a wide range of authen­tic local din­ing expe­ri­ences!  In south­west­ern Vir­ginia, the Clinch Riv­er and its trib­u­taries flow from Tazewell, VA to the TN state line, and there are near­ly 60 local­ly owned eater­ies along or […]

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Spring Break Adventures

We all need a break!

Writ­ten by Shay Wil­son, Breaks Inter­state Park We all need a break from time to time from our busy lives. Spring Break has always been that annu­al answer, our week-long escape from respon­si­bil­i­ties. The Heart of Appalachia has plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ties to ful­ly enjoy your week off whether you want to hike up a moun­tain […]

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Hikes To End Your Year With Chills and Thrills!

Taking a hike is a great way to end the year...

Arti­cle Writ­ten by Shay Wil­son, Breaks Inter­state Park Tak­ing a hike in the win­ter is not a thought that cross­es everyone’s mind. It’s chilly, and most peo­ple would much rather spend their after­noon curled up watch­ing hol­i­day movies in a warm house. How­ev­er, tak­ing a hike is a great way to end the year! You’ll […]

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Elk on the Roam

Virginia's Elk Viewing Opportunities in the Heart

His­tor­i­cal­ly, Elk roamed freely through­out east­ern North Amer­i­ca, includ­ing Vir­ginia. Unreg­u­lat­ed hunt­ing and habi­tat loss led to their demise by the late 1800s. Ear­ly to mid-1900s attempts to restore our elk pop­u­la­tions failed, most­ly due to lack of suit­able habi­tat and human knowl­edge of elk ecol­o­gy. Today, elk are mak­ing a come­back in the Heart […]

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