Adventure Outdoors Magazine Summer 2016 - Page 117

Come get lost and find yourself Come explore Patrick County, Virginia. Picnics at a covered bridge or along the Blue Ridge Parkway, canoe rides, traditional mountain music, artisan studios, local wineries, bed and breakfasts, camping, hiking, mountain biking, and fishing are just a few of the attractions awaiting you. From the rugged outdoors to 5-Star luxury, there is so much to discover in Patrick County. From the rugged Pinnacles of Dan, where vestiges of the old Appalachian Trail remain, to the pampered luxury of the 5-star resort at Primland, living is easy in Patrick County, Virginia. Wander along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and explore the county’s mountain villages and forgotten paths. Test your whitewater rafting skills during the Kibler Valley River Run, or travel through Rock Castle Gorge among the remains of a lost community. Stop for a picnic at a covered bridge or along the Blue Ridge Parkway, tap your toes to traditional mountain music along the Crooked Road Music Trail, tour the county’s unique wineries — Stanburn and Villa Appalaccia — or browse local artisan studios on the ‘Round the Mountain Artisan Trail. Enjoy a sun-drenched round at the Gordon Trent Golf Course, mosey around Fairy Stone State Park, or take in one of the county’s annual festivals, such as the Virginia Peach Festival or the Virginia Beach Music Festival. Fast times await at the Wood Brothers Racing Museum, and historical moments come alive at Laurel Hill, the birthplace of General J.E.B. Stuart. Whatever your passion, Patrick County’s nearly 500 square miles encompassing the rolling Piedmont and Blue Ridge Highlands promise an outdoor adventure. Come get lost and find yourself. Experience the Simple Life in Patrick County, Virginia.