The Southwest Virginia region encompasses the Counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe.
Appalachian Spring is a partnership of community and regional development, tourism, environmental stewardship, outdoor recreation, and entrepreneurial assistance stakeholders to develop and promote Southwest Virginia as a world class destination of natural and recreational assets for visitation and enjoyment. By focusing attention on these unique assets, we seek to provide economic opportunities and a high quality of life for our communities. The initiative has two overarching objectives: - Connecting major natural/recreational anchor areas to surrounding communities, and to each other, to create an aggregation of world class assets to establish Southwest Virginia as a national outdoor recreation destination. - Developing an outdoor recreation industry in Southwest Virginia and its communities. Anchor recreation destinations serve as focal points for the region's recreation: - The Appalachian Trail: a 2,000 mile hiking trail, one of the two most celebrated hiking trails in the world, with its greatest mileage in Virginia. - The Blue Ridge Parkway: America's Favorite Drive and the most visited national park in the United States with unbelievable views, wineries and musical communities. - Breaks Interstate Park: "the Grand Canyon of the South," with 4600 acres in Virginia and Kentucky and world class whitewater and over 25 miles of trails for hiking, biking and birdwatching. - The Clinch River: One of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the United States, with nationally significant geological landmarks and a burgeoning 60 mile waterway. - The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail: America's first frontier and gateway to western migration. The 300,000 who traveled through Cumberland Gap founded communities in Kentucky, Missouri, the Midwest and beyond. - High K**b Recreation Area: one of the largest land masses in the US, with magnificent multi state views from its observation tower, horse trails and incredible hiking and water sports. - The Mount Rogers Recreation Area: 200,000 acres of populated wilderness with 11 campgrounds and over 500 miles of trails. It is the home of the two highest mountains in Virginia, Mount Rogers and Whitetop. - The New River: the second oldest river in the world with magnificent water sports and fishing opportunities and a 57 mile biking trail.
Major View - The most beautiful place this side of Heaven on the Middle Fork of the South Holston River...
Mahoney's of Abingdon is owned and operated by Mahoney's Outfitters located in Johnson City, TN for over 50 years. The same level of service and expert advice is provided on firearms, home safes, optics, archery, camping, and backpacking.
Grace's Greenhouse sells bedding plants, vegetables, potted plants, and hanging baskets. A locally owned and operated business.
Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop is a full-service, family owned and operated bicycle shop & shuttle service for the Virginia Creeper Trail.
Full Service Marina
A Dressage Training Facility
The 3rd Annual Appalachian Challenge will take place at 10:00am on Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ Sportsmans Marina 23511 Sportsman Drive. Abingdon, VA 24211
See us for all your camping needs and outdoor events.
Shamrock Tack sells quality new and used English and Western tack at GREAT prices! Our prices are hard to beat and we sell wonderful quality items. For all your horse needs - SHOP SHAMROCK!
Highland Arms offers a broad range of firearms, ammunition, and accessories at competitive prices.
We provide youth and adult recreational programs in all areas of Washington County Virginia.
Inflatable Bounce House Rentals