Category: outdoor activities

Instagramable Public Art Pieces Around Roanoke

Virginia is for Lovers, state motto and welcome sign on a billboard surrounded by trees
Does your Instagram feed need a little excitement? You're in luck - Roanoke is home to many cool public art pieces that would make the perfect addition to your grid. This weekend, head out to one of Roanoke's public artworks for an Instagrammable afternoon. Neon Lights Roanoke is home to quite the... [read more]

Get Outside And Walk These Roanoke Trails

Pair of legs walking on a trail in nature towards the light
Walking or hiking around local trails is a great way to get some exercise and spend some time disconnected from technology and the stressors of daily life. Try hitting one of these Roanoke-area nature trails and hikes this weekend! McAfee Knob McAfee Knob is thought to be one of the most photographed... [read more]

Get Moving With These At-Home Active Tips

Woman Doing Home Fitness Exercises With Her Dog
Working out at home can seem intimidating and difficult, but there are plenty of home workouts to keep you active and motivated all from the comforts of home. Try one of these home workout ideas to shake up your current routine or help start a new one! 1. Squat And Don't... [read more]

Take A Walk Around Elmwood Park

Family Walking In Park Together.
Open 11 AM to 11 PM every day of the week, Roanoke’s Elmwood Park is considered Southwest Virginia’s premier concert and festival venue. With an amphitheater, kid-friendly fountains, Peter Pan Playground, and much more, this renovated park is fun for the whole family year-round. Located conveniently in downtown Roanoke just... [read more]

Get Outside With A Downtown Roanoke Walking Tour

Smiling young couple walking arm in arm on sidewalk.
Rich with history, Downtown Roanoke is home to many popular attractions. With art, historic buildings, and interesting architecture just around every corner, taking a walk through downtown Roanoke is a way to exercise as well as become more familiar with the city and its history. Former N & W Railway Passenger... [read more]

How To Plan The Perfect Summer Picnic

Happy family enjoying a picnic at the park while mother is giving them cookies for snack.
Now is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors with a picnic! Whether it’s at a beach, a park, or even in your own backyard, planning a picnic is more than just packing lunches, drinks, and a blanket — it’s an entire experience.  Just as important as the food you're... [read more]

Book A Cozy Staycation At The Cottage On Craig Creek

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Looking for a winter weekend getaway without going too far from home? Book your stay at The Cottage on Craig Creek in Eagle Rock, VA. Stay At The Cottage On Craig Creek This cozy cottage can sleep up to eight guests but is also perfect for a romantic getaway for you and... [read more]

Choose And Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Christmas tree
If you’re a family that prefers a fresh, live Christmas tree over an artificial one, you have a couple of options for purchasing your tree. While there’s plenty of pop-up tree shops at hardware stores, pharmacies, and grocery stores, the most fun way to get a Christmas tree is to... [read more]

Get Ready To Enjoy The Outdoors In Cooler Weather

Cooler Weather
Crisp days and chilly nights will soon give way to colder temps, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your outdoor activities on ice! Cold-weather smarts is all it takes to enjoy the outdoors without compromising comfort or risking safety. A few tips can help! Clothing Matters Your choice of clothing... [read more]

Skateboard Camp In Lynchburg, VA

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There’s something about skateboarding that makes it so much more exciting than other sports. Not only can you get really creative with your moves, but it takes a huge amount of skill to be able to skateboard properly. And if you have a young skateboarder in your life, you probably... [read more]