Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, the scenic landscape of Montgomery County and the surrounding region inspire an active lifestyle. Whether it’s hiking and biking in Jefferson National Forest, kayaking or tubing on the New River or enjoying a glass of wine at a vineyard in the country, there are ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
- Top 10 “Dream Town” to work, play and live the Outside lifestyle. “A high-tech gem in the heart of the Blue Ridge, where the whitewater is Class V and the singletrack is off the charts.” (Outside Magazine, 2001)
- “National magazines have called it a dream town because it offers a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities and a large number of high paying technology jobs.” (Virginia Business, Blacksburg offers outdoor adventure and technology jobs, 2008).
The Great Outdoors:
Home to some 19,000 acres of the Jefferson National Forest, over 20 miles of the New River – the oldest river in North America – and the award-winning Huckleberry Trail, Montgomery County and the surrounding region offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. READ MORE
Vineyards and Breweries:
Montgomery County is home to an emerging wine and beer industry. Patrons can enjoy a locally brewed craft beer at Bull and Bones Brewhaus in Blacksburg or venture out into the scenic Montgomery County countryside for tastings at White Barrel Winery, Beliveau Estate Winery and Firefly Hill Vineyards. There are also craft beer and wine festivals held in the community throughout the year. READ MORE
Area Farms and Markets:
Historically, Montgomery County has had a strong agricultural base. This is still true today. Whether its visiting Sinkland Farms for the annual Pumpkin Festival in Riner, visiting Blacksburg Farmers Market for Mingle at the Market or picking berries at 3 Birds Berry Farm, Montgomery County has plenty of opportunities to enjoy country living.