Camping

Explore a wild blueway in Southern Va.

August 25, 2017

Combine three rivers, two lakes, dozens of easy access points, and unspoiled terrain with a location that’s easy to reach and you have the Southern Virginia Blueway. You can spend a day on a lake […]

Culture

Where in Va. is James Monroe?

July 31, 2017

We associate George Washington with Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson with Monticello and Poplar Forest, and James Madison with Montpelier; all imposing Virginia homes of early presidents. But, quickly now, what place do you associate with […]

Concerts

On the Radio: Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you

July 23, 2017

Federal News Radio speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital. Week of July 23: Head for the hills and enjoy celebrations of the Summer of Love […]

Biking

Ride to the star and back in Roanoke

July 17, 2017

Let the Roanoke Star be your reward for a 6-mile mountain bike ride that includes a thousand feet of climbing. Start in the Virginia city’s historic Grandin Village and head toward Mill Mountain Park, which […]

Destinations

Going ‘down home on the farm’ means great family fun

July 10, 2017

Our area is filled with opportunities to enjoy “down home fun” on the farm. There’s an abundance of “pick your own” places, but many agritourism businesses are rapidly expanding, offering live entertainment, tours, and fun […]