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. Or, simply sample a new take on an old favorite – the donut. Rt. 8 Donuts in Christiansburg was voted the best donut shop in Virginia by Mashed.com, and offers more than 70 varieties of donuts. There’s surely something new for you to try. 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.
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. Next, check out Falls Ridge Preserve, part of a rugged ridge along the Roanoke River reaching about 80-feet in height, where your reward will be storybook-like, cascading streams of water. For more ideas, check out the Outdoors section of the website.