Virginia September 25, 2017
10 Epic Adventures Every Virginian Must Take Before They Die
Welcome to Virginia, the land where adventure abounds. If you need any proof of this, look no further than our outdoor activities. Without traveling far, Virginians can enjoy coastal excursions, mountain treks, strolls through the woods, and much more. With that in mind, we’ve compiled yet another adventure bucket list to help you make the most of the incredible outdoor opportunity here in the Old Dominion.
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1. Explore Virginia's very own natural maze.
Located in southwestern Virginia is the Channels Natural Area Preserve, featuring a marvelous natural maze just perfect for exploring. And its unique geological composition is sure to entertain rock enthusiasts. In addition to traveling through the maze, visitors can also enjoy breathtaking overlooks and unique hiking trails nearby. For directions and more,
2. Hike the Huckleberry Trail.
Connecting the towns of Christiansburg and Blacksburg, this trail is a former railway line travels for seven miles. In addition to gorgeous views, the trail features unique attractions such as an underpass of Route 460 and the unique bridge photographed above. For additional information and directions,
3. Make the trek to Dragon Tooth.
The iconic Dragon Tooth Trail is a 4.3-mile trek located near Catawba. As you might have guessed by the name, the hike requires a bit of a scramble at the top, but is generally loved by all sorts of hikers. For additional information,
4. Visit Virginia's gorgeous sapphire cove.
Outside of the local residents, relatively few know about Carvins Cove, a devastatingly gorgeous sapphire reservoir tucked away near Roanoke. The gorgeous lake lends itself to all sorts of outdoor activities and is the perfect spot for a picnic. For additional information,
5. Venture across a canopy bridge.
Unless you have a paralyzing fear of heights, a walk across this suspension bridge is sure to thrill you. Tucked away in the Shenandoah Forest, this Sky Bridge is a feature of Virginia Canopy Tours. You can learn more about the other adventures that await you at this adventurous attraction near Bentonville by
6. Embark on an exhilarating zip line adventure.
And while we're on the subject of canopy tours, why not venture on a thrilling zip tour? Harpers Ferry Adventure Center gives you plenty of zipping practice before you venture out on the scenic course. For additional information and directions,
7. Marvel at the gorges at Great Falls National Park.
Just 20 minutes from Washington D.C. awaits a breathtaking wonderland centered around the Potomac River. One of the most impressive spectacles is the 50-foot falls into Mather Gorge. This National Park is perfect for both water enthusiasts and hikers of all ages. For additional information,
8. Hike past two stunning waterfalls on the same trail.
If you embark on Doyles River Falls Trail along Skyline Drive, you'll have the joy of spotting on just one but TWO magnificent cascades. This hike also promises plenty of gorgeous wildlife and places to relax along the way. For additional information and directions to the trail,
9. Admire the horses from this magical state park.
At Grayson Highlands State Park near Mouth of Wilson, you'll have much more to admire than the lofty views. It's here that you can observe wild ponies roaming free in this splendid habitat. Although it's not encouraged to interact or feed the animals, you can admire their beauty from a respectable distance. Other attractions here include the Appalachian Trail as well as other hikes with marvelous view. For additional information,
10. Travel to Virginia's hidden seascape.
If you're a fan of Virginia's gorgeous shorelines, but would prefer to visit without the crowds, Hughlett Point Natural Area is the place to go. Located in Northumberland County, this 200-acre preserve allows visitors to interact with the gorgeous landscape in a peaceful and educational way. For more information on this enchanting site,
Are there any adventures that you would add to this bucket list? If so, we’d love to hear them!