Blue Ridge Travel Association

Grayson County

Grayson County

Elevated by Nature

Home to the highest peaks in Virginia and the second oldest river in the world, Grayson County, VA is the ultimate destination to make sure you are “Elevated by Nature”.  

Our endless trails, creeks, rivers, and streams will satisfy your cravings for fresh air and challenge the most ardent adventure enthusiast. From riding the Virginia Creeper Trail to hiking the Grayson Highlands or fishing The New River, we have something for everyone.

If “chill out” time is what you desire, look no further.  Our unique vacation rentals and campgrounds provide an escape and will delight you with spectacular mountain and river views. 

Add in a dash of old-time music at one of our many weekly jams, music venues or legendary outdoor festivals you have the perfect recipe for a mountain getaway.

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Grayson County Highlights

New River Trail State Park

Bike, hike, or ride your horse down the New River Trail and see everything the New River has to offer from this beautiful trail right along its banks. The New River Trail is a 57-mile linear park that follows repurposed railroad right-of-way. Popular for fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and horseback riding.

Photo of 5 musicians on stage with bluegrass instruments at the Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Galax Virginia

Grayson County Festivals

Home of 3 famous Fiddler's Conventions, as well as festivals celebrating the culture of the Blue Ridge Highlands. Enjoy the small town festival vibes at the Grayson Highlands Fall Festival, or get your engines running at the Fall Foliage and Grand Privy Racy! There are festivals throughout the year for all to enjoy in Grayson County!

Wooden Trestle on the Virginia Creeper Trail, a popular biking trail in Grayson County Virginia with views of the Blue Ridge Highlands

The Virginia Creeper Trail

Get the ride of your life, zooming down the mountain on two wheels on the world-famous Virginia Creeper Trail. The Virginia Creeper Trail highlights the beauty of western Grayson County; dense forests, bog meadows, a pristine trout stream and southwestern Virginia culture. Take a bike ride on the Creeper Trail today!

An audience gathers on the grass at an outdoor concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center in Grayson County Virginia

Blue Ridge Music Center

A spectacular outdoor music venue hosts concerts throughout the season. The visitor center is open May through October, and includes an indoor interpretive center, theater, gift shop, and The Roots of American Music museum with a permanent exhibition highlighting the historical significance of the region’s music and its continued influence on many forms of folk, rock and popular music made across America today.

Fries Theatre

The historic Fries Theater welcomes music lovers to the weekly Thursday Night Jam at the Fries Community Center building. Bring a musical instrument and join in the merry-making. Dance the night away or just come for the conversation and good cheer. The cake walk every week is a highlight.

Grayson Highlands State Park

Grayson Highlands State Park is home to two major attractions, Mt. Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia, and the Wild Ponies, a small herd of beautiful ponies that roam freely in the park. In addition to the gorgeous views, there’s numerous hiking and horseback riding trails, picnicking and camping areas, and a visitor’s center/museum.

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