Fall in Blacksburg

Greetings Hokies,

It’s finally Fall! Everyone knows that Blacksburg in the Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The weather starts to cool down and the leaves start to turn maroon and orange! Being surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains leaves us with a ton of fun things to do with fabulous views. I have a few ideas on how to have the greatest Blacksburg experience this Fall season.

1) Visit Virginia Tech’s Hahn Horticulture Garden

The Hahn Horticulture Garden has nearly six acres of gardens to enjoy and is free and open to the public! The garden features perennial borders, water gardens, shade gardens, a meadow garden, and the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. Take a stroll and enjoy the largest public garden in western Virginia!

2) Bike the Huckleberry Trail

The Huckleberry Trail is a 12.6-mile trail that features wild flowers and many beautiful views. The trail features an asphalt-paved path that is perfect for running, cycling, leashed dogs, and walking. The Huckleberry Trail is a perfect way to spend time outdoors and watch the leaves turn maroon and orange.

3) Take a trip to the Falls Ridge Preserve

This hidden gem is located near Christiansburg, VA and features limestone cliffs, intriguing caves, rare plants, and an exquisite waterfall. Mill Knob Trail is a 3.6-mile trail at the preserve that is perfect for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

4) Hike to the Cascades

Cascades Falls Trail is a 3.8-mile back trail located near Pembroke, VA. This scenic trail takes you to a 66-ft waterfall within the Jefferson National Forest. It’s an easy hike that is perfect for picnicking and native trout fishing.

There’s no better season to spend time outdoors than during the Fall in Blacksburg! The crisp air, falling leaves, and gorgeous mountains leave us with plenty of ways to enjoy the season. Make sure to check out these activities and spend time with your loved ones this Fall!


Adventurous Dottie

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