Fun Facts


September 30, 2010
Paddle Craft Fishing Tournament

There is a paddle craft fishing tournament held every year in Montgomery County. This one day tournament is for any type of paddle craft, kayaks, canoes, rafts, or even tubes.


September 30, 2010
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd houses two full size galleries and is home to six resident artists.


September 30, 2010
Blacksburg Farmers Market

The Blacksburg Farmers Market hosts over 15 vendors every Wednesday and Saturday from April to October, selling fresh and local produce.


September 30, 2010
Claytor Lake State Park

Claytor Lake State Park was originated in early 1944; five years after Appalachian Power Company built the dam that formed Claytor Lake. The 472 acre park consistently ranks in the top three parks in the state for attendance.


September 30, 2010
The Blue Ridge Parkway

Roughly 40 miles of the 470 mile Blue Ridge Parkway run through the southern side of the New River Valley. This National Parkway has been noted by many as one of the most beautiful drives in the country.


September 30, 2010
The Battle of Cloyd's Mountain

Pulaski County was home to a pivotal Civil War Battle, The Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain, where Union troops ran off the Confederates, cutting their last railroad connection to Tennessee.


September 30, 2010
Lane Stadium

Lane Stadium, home to Hokies Football, has been dubbed one of the loudest environments for opposing teams in all of college football.


September 30, 2010
FloydFest

Floydfest is one of the area’s largest events, bringing over 60 musicians to the region every summer for a four day music and arts festival in Floyd County.


September 30, 2010
The Appalachian Trail

50 miles of the 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail run through the New River Valley. This section of the Appalachian Trail is claimed by hikers to be one of the most picturesque.


September 30, 2010
The New River

Around 85 miles of the New River run through the New River Valley, cutting through Giles and Pulaski Counties, as well as the city of Radford.


September 30, 2010
Salt Pond Mountain

Salt Pond Mountain located in Giles County, is the tallest mountain in the New River Valley. The southeast peak, Bald Knob, is the highest point on the mountain, extending 4354 feet above sea level.




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