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Virginia Mountain Road Trip

Around Floyd, Virginia, tree-lined byways beckon.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days
Family Friendly

Overview:  On the southern outskirts of Roanoke, the slightly down-and-out atmosphere of pawnshops and converted industrial buildings gives way... more »

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Points of Interest

L.A. architect, Randall Stout’s new building for the Art Museum of Western Virginia sits in the center of Roanoke’s revitalized downtown district like a postmodern Noah’s Ark washed up on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Address:
110 Salem Ave. S.E.
Roanoke, Virginia
United States

Phone:
(540) 342-5760

2. Holston Mountain Artisans

In addition to works by local craftspeople, the store also stocks vintage books on local Virginia heritage.

Address:
214 Park St.
Abingdon, Virginia
United States

Phone:
(276) 628-7721

3. Chic’s Antique Mall

The antiques store is a warren of vintage radios, kerosene lamps, tools, and beautiful objects, where you could disappear for hours.

Address:
125 W. Main St.
Floyd, Virginia
United States

Phone:
(540) 745-4627

The store is filled with Deco furniture at reasonable prices.

Address:
219 E. Main St.
Floyd, Virginia
United States

Phone:
(540) 745-5336

Friday nights at the Floyd Country Store, a "jamboree" of bluegrass music starts at 6:30 and ends around 10:30. The performers are mostly amateurs from the surrounding hills.

Address:
206 S. Locust St.
Floyd, Virginia
United States

Phone:
(540) 745-4563

The Sunday brunch here verges on gluttony: eggs Benedict, shrimp and oysters, stands of prime rib, and omelettes.

Address:
150 W. Main St.
Abingdon, Virginia
United States

Phone:
(276) 628-3161

7. Sweet Providence Farm Market & Bakery

The red-roofed log-cabin store sits on the crest of a steep hill. Its porch (in the Fall) is strewn with pumpkins and features a cider press. Elsewhere on the property apple butter boils in a copper kettle hung over a wood fire.

Address:
3263 Floyd Hwy. N.
Floyd, Virginia
United States

Phone:
(540) 745-4000