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SPRING 2017

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17 Reasons to Visit Lexington in 2017

Lexington is a beautiful, historic destination, but there’s more than meets the eye. Let these 17 reasons inspire your travel.

1 Visit the iconic Natural Bridge, an affordable Virginia State Park. 2 Sip small-batch quaffs at Great Valley Farm Brewery while enjoying mountain views. 3 Halcyon Days Cidery will be a tasty addition this fall.

4 Hike 10.5 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Glasgow to Buena Vista, two A.T. Communities. 5 Attend a summer concert, festivals, or special event like Fish & Pick or Bike Virginia at Glen Maury Park. 6 Hot? St. Mary’s Falls in St. Mary’s Wilderness or Panther Falls just off the Blue Ridge Parkway are popular swimming holes. 7 Boulder Devil’s Marbleyard, a mountainside field of giant stones. 8 Spend the day in Goshen Pass. Swim, fish, kayak the Class IV rapids, or conquer the Maury River Wall. 9 Hike House Mountain, Lexington’s most prominent landmark.

10 Watch talented horses and riders compete at the Virginia Horse Center. 11 Sip award-winning wine at Rockbridge Vineyard with a picnic of homemade delights from Gertie’s Country Store. 12 Keep tasting! Summer is for homemade ice cream at Sweet Things and fall is for Asian pears at Virginia Gold Orchard. 13 Camp with the kids at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park CampResort and visit the Virginia Safari Park, Virginia’s only drive-through zoo. Don’t miss The Caverns at Natural Bridge, Mark Cline’s new Dinosaur Kingdom II, and Hull’s Drive-In, one of Virginia’s last drive-in theaters.

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14 Splurge for an upscale getaway at The Georges, a boutique hotel in downtown Lexington. Creative cocktails and farm-to-table fine dining make for a memorable night on the town. 15 Get artsy! Make your own sconces at Renegade Art Glass or learn to quilt at The Stitchin’ Post. 16 Lexington’s history is renowned. Dive deep at a museum then see the sites with Lexington Carriage Company or Haunting Tales: Lexington’s Ghost Tour. 17 Center yourself in one of three labyrinths: Robert E. Lee Episcopal Church, Country Retreat at South River Highlands, or Halcyon Days Cidery. Dig deeper into the 17 Reasons at LexingtonVirginia.com.

Blue Ridge Digest Spring / Summer 2017  

Summer happenings near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina for travelers of that region.

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