Big Stone Gap Virginia – Small Town With a Big Heart
Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, this charming community offers a variety of outdoor recreation, cultural activities, heritage music & crafts, and local cuisine that are sure to please any traveler. With over 30 places to eat, visitors will never go hungry in Big Stone Gap.
One of the most popular destinations in Big Stone Gap is the Southwest Virginia Museum State Park. Housed in a restored 1890s mansion, the museum features exhibit on the history and culture of the region, including exhibits on local mining and forestry industries. Visitors can also explore the museum’s gardens and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the nearby Powell River offers a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, kayaking, and hiking. The trailhead for the Powell River Trail is located just outside of Big Stone Gap, and the trail offers stunning views of the river and surrounding mountains. Big Cherry Lake sitting up on the mountains overlooking Big Stone Gap offer a variety of fishing, kayaking, and trails for the adventurous with some of the best natural views on the east coast! We even have an 18 hole golf course, 2 Disc Golf Courses and a putt putt course!
In addition to outdoor recreation and cultural activities, Big Stone Gap is also home to a thriving culinary scene. With over 30 places to eat, visitors can sample a wide variety of cuisine, from traditional Southern fare and heritage local dishes to international cuisine and locally brewed beer and wine.
The town is also home to several annual events that draw visitors from near and far. From Saturday night Block parties with local bands to HUGE 4th of July Celebrations with 8000 in attendance, you will have the time of your life. Big Stone Gap is also pleased to be home to the Blue Highway Fest! A multi day Blue Grass Festival that bring people in nationwide as well as international. Other events, include Car Shows, Grilling competition, Singer Songwriters competitions and races galore! Every Holiday is a big deal in Big Stone Gap! There is literally something for everyone here!
In conclusion, Big Stone Gap, Virginia is a great destination for travelers looking for a mix of outdoor recreation, cultural activities, and delicious cuisine. With all the food and music and a variety of attractions and events, visitors will never run out of things to do in this charming Appalachian town. So pack your bags and head to Big Stone Gap for a truly unforgettable travel experience!
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