Mabry Mill, the most photographed spot on the Blue Ridge Parkway, was originally built in 1910. The historic water-powered grist mill, sawmill and nearby blacksmith shop provide you with a view of pioneer life along the Parkway. Self-guided tours include a sorghum mill, soap making kettle, and an "old time" whiskey still.
Six rock churches constructed of native stones from the Blue Ridge Mountains, were built in the first half of the 20th century by Rev. Bob Childress. Made famous by the book The Man Who Moved a Mountain by Richard C. Davids (1970), these historic-but-active churches stand as living testimony to the spirit, faith and grit of the mountain people.
The Reynolds Homestead, once known as the Rock Spring Plantation, is the birthplace of tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds and his brother A.D. Reynolds, whose son founded Reynolds Metals. Today the historic Patrick County, Virginia, property acts as part museum, part community gathering place, and part educational and cultural center.
Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail
The Crooked Road is a 330 mile driving trail through the mountains of Southwest Virginia that connects nine Major Venues and over 60 Affiliated Venues and Festivals that visitors can enjoy every day of the year. Although the Trail is focused on the uniqueness and vitality of this region’s heritage music, it also includes outdoor recreational activities, museums, crafts, and historic and cultural programs.
Floyd Country Store
The Floyd Country Store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music, and is home to a group of musicians, flatfoot dancers, and cloggers who are carrying on the tradition of their families who’d pass the time playing music and dancing together. Weekly events include: Friday Night Jamboree, Sunday Music Jam, Honky Tonk Thursdays and so much more!
Blue Ridge Music Center
The Blue Ridge Music Center in nearby Galax, VA celebrates the music and musicians of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each spring, summer, and fall, we welcome thousands of visitors to enjoy some of the region’s finest traditional music, including bluegrass, old-time, folk, Americana, country blues, and gospel. The museum features the Roots of American Music, an interactive exhibition highlighting the historical significance of the region’s music.
Patrick County Music Association
The Music Association offers monthly MUSIC JAMBOREES at the Rotary Field, Stuart, VA. Doors open at 4PM. Showtime 5PM It is FREE to the public. with plenty of space for dancing, socializing and eating!
The Parkway winds its way through the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. But the Parkway is more than just a scenic drive - it's also a great place to hike. From easy family-friendly hikes to challenging steep-incline trails, there's an option for everyone looking to get out and explore nature.
Buffalo Mountain Ziplines
Come experience the thrill of flying from treetop to treetop at the home of Virginia’s highest and longest ziplines! Buffalo Mountain Ziplines offers up to 8 cables taking you as high as 150′ above the forest floor and spanning distances of over 2000′ (in one cable).
Buffalo Mountain Adventures
Buffalo Mountain Adventures offers fully facilitated, all-inclusive, “build your own adventure” style trips, outdoor activities and retreats for small groups. We specialize in standup paddleboarding; climbing; and kayaking. BMA also hosts scenic tours of local attractions and educational workshops.
Get those motors running and experience why motorcycling along the Blue Ridge Parkway doesn't get any better! With eight loops, twelve mountains, and countless steep drops and sharp turns, the collection of motorcycle routes referred to by locals as the Jagged Edge, is a favorite of motorcyclists.
Pickle & Ash
Pickle & Ash is a restaurant, market, bar, and community gathering place. The interior is home to a restaurant kitchen, market, table seating, and bar lounge area conducive for games, reading, relaxing & socializing. The menu changes often and is committed to fresh foods with local origins, prepared from scratch using recipes inspired by Appalachia and beyond.
Poor Farmer's Market
Located in the heart of Meadows of Dan, with a variety of products. There is a deli in the store, featuring some of the best homemade products that you can find, as well as subs, hand dipped ice cream. There you will find local jams, jellies, honey, molasses and applebutter. There is something for everyone here!
Dog Town Roadhouse
A local's favorite located in downtown Floyd, VA. Serving handcrafted wood-fired pizza & more, 14 rotating taps of craft beer and live music in a family-friendly environment.
Breweries and Wineries
Chateau Morrisette Winery
Chateau Morrisette Winery is located 300 feet off the Blue Ridge Parkway, only 4 miles north of Mabry Mill and 4 miles south of Rocky Knob in beautiful Floyd County, Virginia. The winery offers wine tastings and tours 7-days a week. Tastings include a sampling of ten different wines and a tour of the winery
Villa Appalachia Winery
Villa Appalaccia Winery is a taste of Tuscany in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway between milepost #170 & #171, it is one of the more unique wineries in the state of Virginia. Villa Appalaccia is a Virginia farm winery, producing wine in a local vineyard established in 1989. The Italian villa that is home to the winery is straight out of a postcard from Tuscany.
5 Mile Mountain Distillery
Born from a tradition of moonshine, 5 Mile Mountain distillery is using the same old recipes with traditional copper stills on open flames. Our batches of whiskey are handcrafted and kept small so we can ensure our product is known for the same quality as our predecessors. Now that it’s time to share the magic of Blue Ridge Mountains shine, we’re bottling up the love, history, and distinctive taste of Five Mile Mountain and putting it on the shelves for everyone to enjoy.
Buffalo Mountain Brewing Company
Fresh local craft beer served in a fun, family friendly, comfortable, and unique tavern atmosphere. "God, Country, Family, Friends...And Great Craft Beer" Brewed In Floyd
A charming little shop on the Blue Ridge Parkway that's bigger on the inside and filled with alpaca, vintage, handmade, unique gifts and collectibles, quality yarn, and an eclectic selection of new and used books.
Concord Corner Store
Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 177.7, Concord Corner Store is the first store on the right located in the Village of Meadows of Dan. Regional art, quilts, craft beer, local wines, hand-hewn mantels, furniture, handmade jewelry, local coffees, tea, clothing, toys, and more can be discovered at Concord Corner Store. This store is full of high-end, one of a kind items.
Nancy's Candy Co.
The sweetest store in Floyd, VA. A visit to Nancy's gives you the opportunity to taste over 45 different flavors of fudge, more than 80 mouth watering chocolates, 20 amazing N Collection artisan chocolates, and more candy than you can imagine.
High Country Lavender
Farm & Shop
High Country Lavender is a little lavender farm and shop located at 3000 ft elevation in Meadows of Dan. At High Country Lavender you will be exposed to a full lavender experience, especially during the summer bloom, and every weekend from April to December, and purchase all your lavender essentials at our farm shop.