Points of Interest
The Blue Ridge Parkway
The Seven Springs is directly located on the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, a National Parkway and scenic road noted for its breathtaking beauty. As America's longest linear park, the Parkway runs 469 miles through 29 counties in Virginia and North Carolina. Its name derives from the fact that the Parkway mostly follows the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. At the south end, it terminates on the boundary between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina. From here, the Parkway travels north to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with easy access to Skyline Drive. The Blue Ridge Parkway was built to connect Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Blue Ridge Parkway features stunning views, many hiking trails and picnic areas along the way, campsites, and interpretative exhibits. For more information, visit the official Blue Ridge Parkway website.
The Blue Ridge Music Center
Get into the mountain spirit by enjoying the sounds of fiddle, banjo and guitar at the the Blue Ridge Music Center, operated by the National Park Service. Free daily performances by local mountain musicians, summer concert series and music museum exhibits. Visit their website to see what's happening.
Patrick County, Virginia
Explore "the simple life" by touring wineries, visiting local artisan shops, playing golf, or checking out a Civil War reenactment. See all that Patrick County has to offer by visiting their Tourism site.
Carroll County, Virginia
Go trail-riding, play golf, go fishing, visit an Alpaca farm, or try out white-water rafting in Carroll County. Learn more on their information-packed tourism website.
Wildlife Management Areas
Check out your nearest hunting grounds and fishing spots on the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website.
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
These two National Forests stretch along the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and also cross into parts of West Virginia and Kentucky. See all that this area has to offer on their website.