Ideas for Summer Fun!

Hey guys Dottie here! I’m still enjoying my Summer; I hope you are too! I have been up to a lot this past week. I’m here to report about all of the wonderful outdoor activities The NRV has to offer. Did you know most are free and family friendly?!

Here are a few of my favorites…

Tubing the New River

Tubing is a great way to cool off this summer. There are serval local tubing businesses. It is a great cost-effective summer activity for the family.



Hiking the Cascades

This scenic, 4-mile round-trip is located along a shaded mountain creek to a 66-foot-tall waterfall. This is all a part of the Jefferson National Forest. Hike is considered low to moderate difficulty. Picnicking area is at the beginning of the trail. This is a good spot to have a picnic with the family before making the hike to the waterfall. 



Explore Mountain Lake Lodge

Set in the middle of a 2,600 acre nature preserve and surrounded by Appalachian Mountains, rustic and historic Mountain Lake Lodge is the ultimate retreat. Breathe in crisp, fresh air, dine on gourmet fare and build family memories with fun indoor and outdoor activities. We offer a variety of accommodations, from rustic cabins and cozy cottages to lodging in our historic Main Stone Lodge. Expansive meeting and event venues set the stage for romantic weddings and relaxing business events. Arrive to an unhurried pace and enjoy adventure and comfort in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. 



Floyd Store Friday night Jamboree

The Floyd Country Store has become a traditional gathering place on Friday nights for musicians, dancers, and visitors from all over the world. The Friday Night Jamboree is an outstanding and authentic experience shared by old-timers and new visitors alike.




The New River Valley is an awesome place to make summer memories! Get outside and start enjoying our local beautiful area that we live in. Be sure to always check back on my blog to see all of the fun stuff I’m up to this summer!

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