Heart of Appalachia

Virginia Museum of Transportation

Virginia’s Historic Train Depots: Part 1

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Oct 5, 2017 | Updated: Oct 6, 2017

  **This is Part 1 of a series, focusing on the Western part of Virginia.**   Before thousands of miles of highways stretched across the . . .

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Blue Ridge Mountains

Can’t-Miss Mountain Destinations

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Apr 21, 2017 | Updated: May 16, 2017

Virginia’s mountain ranges are world-famous for a number of reasons, including the challenging hiking trails, scenic winding drives, and the storied musical history of Appalachia. . . .

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Damascus Brewery

Discover the Growing Craft Brewery Scene of Southwest Virginia

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Nov 4, 2016 | Updated: Jul 27, 2017

  Southwest Virginia is beloved by outdoor enthusiasts because of rugged destinations like the St. Paul ATV Trails, the Appalachian Trail, and challenging waterways like . . .

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fariss farms cabins

14 Cozy Cabins for a Cool Weather Getaway

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Oct 13, 2016 | Updated: Oct 20, 2016

  During the upcoming months, you may find yourself envying our native mountain resident, the black bear, for the ability to hibernate and skip the . . .

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Virginia Creeper Trail

10 Best 2-3 Day Virginia Backpacking Trips on the Appalachian Trail

by Johnny Molloy | Posted: Jun 22, 2016 | Updated: Oct 19, 2016

  The Appalachian Trail courses 550 miles amidst Virginia’s mountains, passing through Virginia’s rich array of public wildlands, such as the Jefferson National Forest, Washington . . .

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