Area Attractions

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 Nearby Communities with Shopping and Special Amenities      
 
Tourism info

    • Hillsville, VA [Carroll Co.] (22 miles) – Major flea markets on Memorial and Labor Day Weekends                      
    • Galax, VA (35 miles) – Annual Fiddlers’ Convention, Blue Ridge Music Center  
    • Mt Airy, NC (30 miles) – Historic downtown, Andy Griffith Theater and Museum
    Wineries and Specialty Ciders
    • Chateau Morrisette (6 miles north via Parkway) [Wine Tasting, Tours, Restaurant, and Music Programs]
    • Villa Appalaccia (4 miles north via Parkway) [Italian Style Wine Specialties]
    • Foggy Ridge Cider (approx 10 miles west) [Open for Tastings -- Fri, Sat, Sun -- April-December]
    • Blacksnake Meadery (approx 12 miles west) [Open for Tastings -- Sat & Sun -- May-October]]
    Cultural Interest
    Local Artisans
    [ additional listings in compilation ]

    OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

    Blue Ridge Parkway -- Features of Special Interest:

    • Rocky Knob Recreation Area -- Scenic Overlooks, Hiking Trails & Picnicking  (8 miles north)
    • Mabry Mill Exhibits and Demonstration Area (1 mile north)
    • Round Meadow Creek Overlook and Trail (1 mile south)
    • Groundhog Mountain Overlook (11 miles south)  
    Hiking
    Bicycling
    • Local bicycle-friendly backroad loops accessible directly from Pondview Guesthouse  (We have a small fleet of bicycles for use)
    • New River Trail (32 miles west)

    Boating & Fishing
    • Smith River Outfitters  -- Canoe, kayak, tube rentals as well as guiding fishing & float trips along 44 mile stretch of the Smith River (about 1 hr east)
    • Dan River [stocked trout stream] & Kibler Valley [seasonal kayak run]  (within 1/2 hr)
    • New River -- Canoe rentals and excursions  (about 1 hr west)
    Golf
    Tree Climbing
    Horseback Riding
    • Saddle-Up Farm -- Features farm animals, wagon rides & trail rides  (approx 1 mile in Meadows of Dan)  
    Fruit & Berry Picking
    • Levering Orchard  (approx 16 miles south via Parkway)
    • Windy Hill Orchards & seasonal cider-making (approx 18 miles near Ararat, VA)
    • Other nearby orchards and farms [More information available on request]
    Other Scenic Spots and Picnicking

    ·        Lovers Leap Overlook/Fred Clifton Park (6 miles east along US 58)
    ·        Covered Bridges of Patrick County (scenic drive off US 58 toward Woolwine, VA)