Category: outdoor activities

5 Outdoor Activities To Do This Season

Family hiking in woods
Outdoor activities aren't just for the summer season; it's also for the fall; check out these activities to try this season. Enjoying these outdoor activities in the fall means avoiding the humid, sticky air and pesky mosquitos. The air is crisp, and the leaves are changing, so you can enjoy... [read more]

Go Biking In The Blue Ridge

Mountain biker speeding through forest path.
Virginia's Blue Ridge is known as the East Coast’s Mountain Biking Capital. Mountain biking and cycling are both popular activities around the Roanoke Valley, and with all the scenic trails, challenging pathways, and gorgeous vistas, it’s easy to see why. In fact, there are more than 400 miles of trails... [read more]

Get Outside And Explore Mill Mountain Park

Mountain Biking on forest trail
Some cities set aside some green space, add a bench or two, and call it a park, but that’s not how it works in Roanoke. The city’s parks are more like outdoor playgrounds for kids and adults, with so much to do you can easily spend the entire day at... [read more]

Liven Up Your Yard With These DIY Outdoor Projects This Spring

Garden patio decorated with Scandinavian wicker sofa and coffee table
Are you feeling rejuvenated now that spring has arrived? You can use that extra energy to tackle some outdoor projects that will liven up your yard. Check out some DIY outdoor projects that are ideal for the season. Then, you’ll get even more enjoyment out of spending time outside. Build a... [read more]

Spend A Day Exploring Your City

Two chairs sitting on a wooden pier facing the calm water
You don’t have to clear your calendar and go on vacation to have a fun summer. Roanoke has so many activities and attractions that people come here for vacation. Since you’re already in a vacation destination, spend the day exploring the city. Check out some of the top things to... [read more]

Explore Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

Fishing rod with a spinning reel in the hands of a fisherman.
Virginia is known for its green spaces, but none compare to Carvins Cove Natural Reserve. With more than 12,000 acres that include trails, forests, and a reservoir, this is the second biggest municipal park in the country. Since it’s so massive, you might not know where to begin. Let’s go... [read more]

Fun Outdoor Activities For You And The Family To Try

Friends playing cornhole outside
Warmer weather will be here soon and that means it’s time to break out the outdoor games! Enjoy the beautiful weather with friends and family by playing one of these fun games today. We’ve had a ton of fun playing them in our backyards and we hope you do too. Giant... [read more]

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]