Wildlife Observation

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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Birch Knob TowerClintwood, Dickenson County

Loca­tion: Dick­en­son Coun­ty, Vir­ginia. An ele­va­tion of 3,144 feet above sea lev­el, you’ll find the 100-yard walk from the park­ing lot and the 183 stair steps to reach the top to be well worth the trek. Just bring along some bot­tled water and don’t for­get your cam­era. Sit­ting on a rock out­crop at the high­est sum­mit […]
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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 by the Town of Blue­field, VA, this 57 acre park has room for lots of activ­i­ty. The land ranges from gen­tly slop­ing to high­er hills.   It has an amp­ithe­atre, 1 small and 3 large nice cov­ered shel­ters avail­able for rental for birth­day par­ties, baby, bridal, or house­hold show­ers, fam­i­ly reunions, or oth­er approved […]
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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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Trans-America Bike RouteBreaks, Dickenson County

You’ll spend some time ascend­ing and descend­ing the moun­tains of the Appalachi­ans, this bike route fol­lows Rt. 80 through Dick­en­son and Rus­sell Coun­ties, and rid­ing part of the Blue Ridge Park­way in Vir­ginia. The moun­tains turn to rolling hills and then flat rid­ing through lush plan­ta­tions and farm­lands. The last stretch of the route is […]
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Devil’s Bathtub & Waterfall, TheFt. Blackmore, Scott County

Devil’s Fork Loop Trail is per­fect for the true back coun­try enthu­si­asts who are will­ing to get their feet wet. All hik­ers should be pre­pared to scram­ble over boul­ders, and should plan their vis­it dur­ing rel­a­tive­ly low water con­di­tions. The high­light of the trail is the spec­tac­u­lar Devil’s Bath­tub, a nat­u­ral­ly smooth swim­ming hole. After […]
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Little Stony National Recreation TrailDungannon, Scott County

Lit­tle Stony Nation­al Recre­ation Trail is locat­ed between Coeburn and Dun­gan­non on a nar­row guage rail­road bed that was con­struct­ed in the ear­ly 1900s for log­ging. The 2.8 mile trail fol­lows the stream through a 400 foot deep and 1,700 foot wide gorge. There are also two water­falls 8 and 24 ft high. You can […]
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