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Blacksburg is the quintessential university town rooted in its rich history but beaming at every corner with a nod to the quirky, the inventive, the creative, and the sustainable. Best known as the home of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg has a bohemian vibe that’s equally attractive to young professionals, retirees, and weekenders.
Discover ways to explore Blacksburg below:
George Washington & Jefferson National Forest
These two national parks stretch across the entire state of Virginia, and are watched over by the beautiful Appalachians. Two thousand miles of hiking trails set among neo-tropical birds in the summer and a kaleidoscopic pallet of color during the crisp fall lend to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region.
Virginia Tech & Radford University
Montgomery County is an epicenter of culture, growth and innovation in Southwest Virginia due in large part to our local universities: Virginia Tech and nearby Radford University. The universities bring in inventors, renowned performers, and an energy with the students that lights up the community. Whether you’re visiting campus or coming to town for a game, the lively atmosphere will welcome you with a “Hokie, Hokie, Hy.”
Montgomery County is an epicenter of global agricultural innovation with programs like Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. With venues like Sinkland Farms and Tru Harvest Hemp Farm, agritourists can Go to Town! exploring the rich agricultural heritage of the New River Valley.
The New River
One of the oldest rivers in the world, the New River is a focal point of the Montgomery County experience – a place where visitors can Go To Town! via tube, kayak or canoe, or simply take in the breathtaking views while casting a line.
Blacksburg and Christiansburg, two of Virginia’s largest towns, offer visitors everything from antique shopping to cosmopolitan dining. Each delights guests and residents alike with its own unique sense of charm, history and pride.
Blue Ridge Parkway
The famed Blue Ridge Parkway, just about 30 minutes outside of Montgomery County and described as “America’s Favorite Drive,” is a 469-mile trek winding its way through one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. The Parkway welcomes millions of travelers every year who relish the chance to marvel at the exceptional views of regional flora and fauna, as well as wildlife and Appalachian cultural sites.
Christiansburg’s history is filled with national characters, and these stories live on in the courthouse archives, historic records and at the Montgomery Museum of Art & History. From antique stores, local eateries and the Cambria Train Depot, to the New River Valley Mall, Go To Town! and find something new!