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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Come to the Blacksburg Community Center on Monday, January 29th from 4:30-8:30pm to learn more about the NRV Passenger Rail Project and share your input!

This project will bring passenger rail service to the region for the first time since 1979! 😮

In addition, a survey will be open from January 29th-February 28th for community members to share their priorities for the project.

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Have you visited the Montgomery County Coal Mining Heritage Park? ⚒️🌿 Located along the Huckleberry Trail between Christiansburg and Blacksburg, the park offers a 1.5 mile loop trail and the opportunity to learn more about the historic Merrimac mining community, which was in operation until 1935.

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Happy 2024! 🎉 If your resolutions include being more active, we've got plenty of outdoor options to help you get out and explore! 🚵‍♀️

Pictured: Pandapas Pond, Jefferson National Forest

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Happy Holidays! 🎄 Wishing you safe travels in Montgomery County and beyond. We'll look forward to seeing you again in 2024 for new adventures! ✈️⁠
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It might be chilly outside, but at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center, it's summer year-round! Escape the cold and have a blast on the giant two-story water slide, or kick back and relax in the 95-degree heated therapy pool! 🌊☀

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