Explore Park In Virginia Is So Well-Hidden, It Feels Like One Of The State’s Best Kept Secrets

The Blue Ridge Parkway wends its way through the mountains of Virginia, offering beautiful vistas of one of the nations most beautiful places: the Blue Ridge Mountains. And tucked away just off the parkway near the town of Roanoke, Virginia, is a little-known adventure park that’s a perfect destination for the whole family.

Explore Park is located at 56 Roanoke River Parkway Road (usually the best way to Google Map it) or 3900 Rutrough Road (easier if coming from downtown Roanoke), Roanoke, Virginia. As of this writing, the Parkway is closed from US Route 220 to Milepost 115 (Explore Park), but you can still access it on the parkway from US Route 24 heading south, or by taking backroads through Roanoke to arrive at the Rutrough entrance.

For another hidden gem on the eastern edge of Virginia, try Grandview Nature Preserve!

Address: 56 Roanoke River Pkwy, Roanoke, VA 24014, USA