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Scott County Fall Tour

Scott County Fall Tour

With the official arrival of fall, it’s time to plan your Scott County and Southwest Virginia leaf tour. Fall at Bark Camp Lake This season welcomes a new pumpkin patch, Pungo Farms, as our long-time Punkin’ Man, Walter Manis retired after 30 years of running...
Clinch River State Park

Clinch River State Park

Still several years from completion, the Clinch River State Park does have several parcels of property available for recreation.  Once developed, Clinch River State park will highlight the Clinch River’s natural, historical and recreational resources.  As...
Breaks Interstate Park

Breaks Interstate Park

The Breaks Interstate Park lies both in Virginia and Kentucky and is the largest park in Southwest Virginia and is home to the “Grand Canyon of the South,” the Russell Fork Gorge, which is a five-mile gorge with plunging depths of 1650 feet. Open year-round, The...
Virginia Historic Landmark now Available for Rental

Virginia Historic Landmark now Available for Rental

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Fulkerson-Hilton Home in the Hiltons community of Scott County, Virginia, is now available for rental through Airbnb. Nearby residents to the historic home, Jeff and Rebecca Arrington, purchased the home and its...

Hidden Gems

Even though Scott County is not home to a huge shopping mall or district, you will find some truly unique local shopping gems. Located in downtown Gate City, you’ll find Southern Collective, from handcrafted, “Clinch Mountain Crystals,” to one-of-a-kind handmade,...
Daniel Boone Wilderness Road Day Trip

Daniel Boone Wilderness Road Day Trip

One of the nation’s most historic routes, the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail was blazed by the legendary frontiersman in 1775 from the Long Island of the Holston at what is now Kingsport TN, through the Cumberland Gap of Virginia into Kentucky.  It would become...

The Swinging Bridges of Scott County

With its rolling hills and expansive valleys, a drive through Scott County brings forth visions of simpler times.  Adding to that vision are the numerous swinging bridges that span rivers and creeks throughout the county.  Once used as a primary mode for foot...

Hiker’s Treks

From cool, sparkling mountain creek trails to high-country scenic vistas, Scott County, Virginia and its surrounding counties offer the perfect hike to suit any adventurer’s desire or ability.  All of the hikes listed below, with the exception of the Chief Benge Scout...