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Devil’s Bathtub from an older hiker

By:  Pam Cox, director of tourism, Scott County, Virginia Over the last year, thousands of people have hiked to the county’s Devil’s Bathtub, a once secluded spot now made famous by listings on the Weather Channel, Virginia.org, plus the popular website, Reddit. As I...
Mendota Trail

Mendota Trail

Within a stone’s throw of the Scott County, Virginia line is Adventure Mendota, a local outfitter providing kayak rentals and float trips on the lazy North Fork of the Holston. Adventure Mendota provides high-quality Jackson Rivi Sit on Top kayaks that require...
Homestead on the Holston

Homestead on the Holston

Tri-Cities and Southwest Virginia brides, for an affordable “dream wedding”, look no further than The Homestead on the Holston, the beautiful home of Linda Burkett on the Hiltons Highway in Scott County, Virginia. Burkett has owned this historical property for the...

Panthers Breath

Approximately 78 Miles Start at Natural Tunnel State Park R on 871 to Duffield Straight at Red Light on 58 L on 604 L on 63 toward Sneedville L on 33 L on 600 Straight to 610/Dry Branch Rd R on 604 R on 600 Follow 600/623 to Hwy 58 L on 58/23 L on 23/58 to Big Stone...

Skull Cracker Driving Directions

Approximately 60 Miles Start in Gate City Take 71 to Nickelsville L on Twin Springs 680 L on 671 R on 659 L on 65 toward Dungannon Travel approximately 10 miles L on Manville Rd Rt 645 R on 665 Follow back to Gate...
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Description The sites on this loop are located in the westernmost section of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. Many of these sites carry historical significance to early frontier passage to the West, led by Daniel Boone. Although the sites on this loop do not...

A lasting tradition.

Old Time and Bluegrass music have a long history in the mountains of Appalachia. The Cove Ridge Foundation of Natural Tunnel State Park is dedicated to preserving these traditions as well as instilling  a passion for them in our youth. The Festival is named for...

About the Carter Family Fold

The Carter Family Fold and Museum offers families a retreat to bluegrass music. The “Fold,” as it is affectionately called, is operated to honor the famous Carter Family — A.P., Sara, and Maybelle — pioneers in country music. Today, Saturday concerts highlight the...
Allen Hicks Crooked Road Affiliate Venue

Allen Hicks Crooked Road Affiliate Venue

It’s six o’clock on a Friday night, and musicians of all skill levels are filing into a converted garage on Bethel Road in Nickelsville, Virginia for the regular “pickin’ and grinnin’” sessions at the home of Allen Hicks. Pretty soon, neighbors and bluegrass...