Wildlife Observation

Wilderness Road State Park and Historic Martin’s StationEwing, Lee County

Wilderness Road offers picnicking, hiking, and nature and living history programs. The park features the reconstructed Martin’s Station, an outdoor living history museum depicting life on Virginia’s 1775 frontier. Guests also enjoy the park’s picnic shelters, 100-seat amphitheater, nature play-scape, ADA-certified playground, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits. Visitors can hike, bike or horseback ride on […]
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Rt. 611 Cumberland Mountain Scenic DriveClintwood, Dickenson County

Rt. 611 Cumberland Mountain Scenic Drive was designated in 2009 as a Virginia Scenic Byway State Rt. 611. Beginning in Clintwood, and winding through the Mountains, you will find several tourism attractions spurring off the route. Birch Knob Tower located in the Jefferson National Forest, Airplane Rock overlook, John Flannagan Dam and Reservoir, Branham Farm, […]
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Big Stone Gap LoopBig Stone Gap, Wise County

Big Stone Gap isn’t just the name of a movie, it’s also a town with a number of interesting sites to explore. Take a short trip around Fraley Park or a more strenuous trek on Roaring Fork and enjoy the stunning rhododendron thickets, cascading waters, and moss-covered rocks. 200-year old eastern hemlock, yellow poplar, yellow […]
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Graham Recreation ParkBluefield, Tazewell County

Owned and operated by the town of Bluefield, this 57 acre park is the perfect location to enjoy being outside and active.  The park is home to an amphitheater, several covered shelters, playground equipment, exercise trial, and several softball and baseball fields.   The park hosts outdoor concerts, church services, movie nights and more.  Restroom facilities […]
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Lonesome Pine LoopBreaks, Dickenson County

The Lonesome Pine Loop is a great choice for anyone wanting to visit the areas mentioned in John Fox Jr.’s 1908 novel, “Trail of the Lonesome Pine”. Many of the sites on this loop are located directly on the Pound River or one of its connecting waterways, where you can watch the sizable beaver population […]
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Donkeyville StablesCastlewood, Russell County

Donkeyville Stables offers a tour of feathered friends like majestic tamed turkeys. You can also take a family-friendly cart ride pulled by the beautiful miniature horses or grab some farm fresh goodies like country eggs, homemade apple butter, and crafts. Admission fee covers the care of the animals. Experience these creatures in their natural habitat! Large groups […]
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Bullitt ParkBig Stone Gap, Wise County

Located in Big Stone Gap in Southwest Virginia. Bullitt Park is the largest of nine community parks operated by the Big Stone Gap Department of Parks and Recreation. The park includes a football field, tennis courts, fitness and biking trails, large playground, picnic areas, pavilions and a track. Serving as a park since 1935, it […]
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Devil’s Bathtub & WaterfallFt. Blackmore, Scott County

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rise in popularity of Devil’s Bathtub in recent years, the hike is often over-visited and has caused environmental issues with parking and littering. If you choose to visit, please remember to #LeaveNoTrace and only park in a designated parking area.  Devil’s Fork Loop Trail is perfect for the true back country enthusiasts […]
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