There is an abundance of trails and outdoor recreation options in Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County. So how do you choose between hiking, biking, paddling and fishing? Where can you find information about outdoor initiatives and expansion projects? Would you like to read about experiences and antidotes from local "explorers" and experts? Browse these blog entries for stories that will inspire and inform locals and visitors alike, and check back often for ideas to plan your next adventure!
Natural Wonders of Rockbridge County
The Natural Bridge is simply the most well-known of our area's natural wonders, not the only natural wonder we have to offer. Allow us to introduce the others.
Your Paddling Guide for Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County
Whitewater or flat? Whichever way you prefer your water, we're confident you'll find the perfect stream in Rockbridge County. Go Outside!
Fishing for Family Fun in Lexington and Rockbridge County
Family-friendly fishing is right at hand in the outdoors of Rockbridge County. From lakes and creeks to our favorite river - the Maury - stocked trout waters make fishing with the kids a winning idea.
Snow on the Blue Ridge Parkway
For literally hundreds of miles, north and south, snow blankets the pastoral road leaving an unmarred ribbon of white tracing the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Four Favorite Hikes for Spring Blooms in Lexington and Rockbridge County
Spring is a beautiful season in Lexington and Rockbridge County. As the temperatures warm, the trees bud and the flowers burst with beautiful new blooms. Soak in the warm sun, bird watch, and enjoy […]
Bluff Mountain and the Tragedy of Little Ottie Cline Powell
Outdoor enthusiast, educator, and former Army Special Forces medic Hugh Bouchelle shares an overview of one of his favorite area hikes and the tragic story of a little boy lost.
Great Fall Hike for Newbies on the AT
Easy access to the Appalachian Trail and fantastic views make it a popular fall hike.
Top 5 Aquatic Experiences
If you're looking for a day on the water, these waterways and ideas on how to love them best will be right up your alley.