photo courtesy: Virginia State Parks


Explore Virginia’s highest peaks, wildest adventures and coolest small towns with a getaway to Smyth County, Virginia. Smyth County is located in the mountains of Southwest Virginia along I-81, just three hours from Charlottesville. Smyth County is home to some pretty amazing sights. In this friendly-mountain county, you’ll find Virginia’s highest peak, oldest state park, curviest motorcycle route and “America’s Coolest Hometown.” Families enjoy exploring the natural world in Hungry Mother State Park and Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, as well as the great dining, shopping and live music in each town. Take in a flick at Park Place Drive-In, or zip line through the tree tops at Hungry Mother Outdoor Adventures.


Rent Paddle Boats at Hungry Mother Lake • Explore 3,000 Years of History at The Museum of the Middle Appalachians • Putt-Putt & a Movie at Park Place Drive-In • Stroll Marion’s Main Street, “America’s Coolest Hometown” • Guided Waterfall Hike with White Blaze Outdoors • Meet a “Hellbender,” The Gentle Giant Salamander Species • Drive The Back of the Dragon Scenic Route • See the Wild Ponies of Grayson Highlands State Park • Pick Your Own Blackberries at Salt of the Earth Farms • Zip-Line at Hungry Mother Outdoor Adventures


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