Norton is the only independent city in the Heart of Appalachia region, and the smallest city in the Commonwealth. Don’t let size deter you because this area offers everything you could want to do inside or out. And Wise is home to the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and so much more. You’ll find arts and entertainment, unique recreation opportunities, outdoor adventure outfitters and guides, vineyards, cideries, breweries, music venues, unique shops, fabulous foods and lodging to spoil you. Flag Rock, High Knob, Guest River Gorge, the Clinch, Pound and Powell Rivers, and Spearhead Trails Mountain View trail system, are yours to explore.