Virginia March 13, 2019
Here’s How You Can Spend A Perfect Day In Virginia’s Coolest Outdoor Town
Southwest Virginia is a treasure trove of incredible culture, charming towns, delicious restaurants, and natural beauty. And it just so happens to be home to one of the state’s coolest outdoor towns, Abingdon. If you’re ready to embrace the best of Virginia’s outdoor offerings, you’ll want to visit this gem of a town as soon as the weather warms up. Without further ado, here’s how you can spend a perfect day in one of Virginia’s coolest outdoor towns.
Loaded with both charm and history, Abingdon makes for the perfect day trip destination for any kind of visit. Yet you'd be remiss not to experience the impressive array of outdoor attractions within a stone's throw of town. Fortunately, we've outlined the perfect day trip itinerary for making the most of your visit.
1. Fuel up with a delicious breakfast from White Birch Food & Juice.
With so many activities planned for the day, you'll want to fuel up with a breakfast that's both delicious and nutritious. White Birch Food & Juice offers a delicious brunch with a fresh smoothie and juice menu. From biscuits and gravy to organic multigrain toast, there's something for everyone here.
2. Take a stroll or a bike ride along the famous Virginia Creeper Trail.
The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34-mile rail trail that stretches from Abingdon to the town of Damascus. The trail crosses over trestles and even intersects with the Appalachian Trail at times. The railroad that used to run along this route dates back to the 1880s and was known as the Abingdon Coal and Iron Railroad. This landmark is the perfect example of Abingdon's historical ties to the landscape.
3. Admire the majestic wild ponies of Mount Rogers.
Measuring in at 5,728 feet tall, Mount Rogers is the tallest peak in Virginia. The surrounding area of Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is no less impressive, especially considering the sprawling mountain views and wildlife here. Over 100 wild ponies roam the slopes of Mt. Rogers, adding a mystical element to this already beautiful place.
4. Paddle down the river on a guided adventure tour.
After heading down the mountain, you might be tempted to cool off in the beautiful fresh water of the Holston River. Or better yet, sign up for a guided adventure tour with Adventure Mendota.
5. Tour the picturesque property of Abingdon Vineyard & Winery.
This breathtaking winery is located right along the river, providing gorgeous water and mountain views while you enjoy a tasting, tour, or picnic outdoors. You'll enjoy a selection of cheese, wine, and might even hear some live music.
6. Enjoy a brick oven pizza and a craft brew at Moon Dog.
So much outdoor activity is bound to work up an appetite and fortunately, there are plenty of delicious eateries to choose from in Abingdon. If all you're craving is delicious pizza, though, we've got just the spot for you. Moon Dog serves brick oven pizzas that will hit the spot, especially when you wash it all down with a local brew.
No matter your reason for visiting this charming corner of Virginia, chances are you'll be delighted by the amazing outdoor activities offered here. This list just scratches the surface, so be sure to
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