New You & the New River Valley

As we enjoy the mild weather of the spring – the season of renewal – more consumers than ever are making wellness a focal point of their leisure trips. While many think wellness is all about health and fitness, sometimes it’s just setting yourself up to feel better inside and out. If you haven’t yet decided on your own definition of wellness, here are a few ideas, along with ways you can get started during a visit to the New River Valley.

Expand Your Food Palate

With the rich agricultural heritage of the New River Valley, there are plenty of ways to treat the palate to new and exciting flavors in Montgomery County. Plan a long weekend sipping and savoring through menus that delight even the pickiest eaters in your family. Check out Buffalo and More and try a bison burger, which has been described as the way beef used to taste: slightly sweet and lean, but full of flavor. If you’d like to branch out and learn more about wines, stop by the Blacksburg Wine Lab. Owners John Boyer and Katie Pritchard have created Blacksburg Wine Lab to treat wine amateurs and connoisseurs alike to an experience of tasting high-quality, lesser-known wines with a focus on educating clients on the science and flavors of wines. Check out the “Food and Beverage” section of our website to learn more about the culinary bounty that awaits you in Montgomery County.

Enjoy More Time with Family

Certainly the past year has been challenging for many reasons, least among them needing to sideline one of the most common ways families enjoy time together – vacationing. But as we optimistically look ahead in 2021, short leisure trips with your main squad is one way we can start to re-embrace normal. And the New River Valley is the perfect destination for a safe, socially distanced family road trip. Check out our blog post on 4-Day Family Vacation for trip ideas to start planning your next visit to Montgomery County.

Sinkland Farms Family Fun

Challenge Yourself

The spring season in the New River Valley offers plenty of ways to push yourself during your visit. The Huckleberry Trail connects the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg and is part of the nation’s rail-to-trail system, making the 14-mile trek perfect for a hike or bike ride to get the blood pumping. 

Huckleberry Bridge


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There's no better way to start your weekend than with a visit to the Christiansburg Farmers Market! Pick up fresh, local produce and baked goods while chatting with friendly vendors! Come explore MontVA and see what sweet surprises you can find! ⁠
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Built in 1774, Smithfield Plantation was the home of Revolutionary War patriot Colonel William Preston. The home, designed in the tidewater plantation style, provided a haven of aristocratic elegance and became the social and political center of this backcountry area. Be sure to add it to your list of places to visit!⁠
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Nature's masterpiece unveiled at the magnificent New River Junction, where tranquility meets the breathtaking McCoy Falls. Prepare to be spellbound by the enchanting symphony of rushing waters and the vibrant foliage surrounding this hidden gem. Let your senses be captivated and your soul rejuvenated in this oasis of serenity. 🌿💦⁠
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Step into the vibrant beat of Blacksburg's nightlife and get ready to have your senses twisted by the liquid elixirs that flow through our veins. From electrifying drinks to various dining options, this is where the town's heart truly comes alive 🌃🍹✨⁠
📍: Twisted Liquid, Downtown Blacksburg⁠
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