Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Swinging Bridge Hopping in Lee County

Scouting potential sites for future public boating access canoe ramps along the Powell River recently, I found myself having a ball playing around on swinging bridges here in scenic Lee County.  “Swinging bridge hopping” (i.e., visiting more than one swinging … Continue reading

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Fall is Best of All in Southwest Virginia!

One of my favorite things about Southwest Virginia is the change of seasons, and fall is hard to beat! The colors are second to none. Two of my favorite places to take them in are Big Walker Lookout and the … Continue reading

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Explore the Trails of Dickenson County!

During the Heartwood Ambassador Tour of Dickenson County in August, we also noted the regional trails that are a part of Dickenson County.   I have described a little about the regional trails and hope you will travel over our way … Continue reading

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Explore Dickenson County!

It was a beautiful Monday morning in Dickenson County when the new Heartwood Marketing Director, Karen Doyle, Event Planner, Brooke Webb and Heartwood Staff members, Mike Venable and Matt Willey arrived at the Dickenson County Visitor’s Center/Chamber of Commerce in … Continue reading

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Monarch Migration arrives in Southwest Virginia

The change of seasons signals many things, but for me fall means it is time for the annual Monarch Migration. For those of you who are intrigued by this amazing feat, this is our time of year. Fall temperatures hint … Continue reading

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Kayaking the Clinch

Heed my advice. Never take your first kayak trip in a two-person kayak. We learned the hard way when Daniel and I took part in a kayak float down the Clinch River. The excursion was guided by Clinch Valley Outfitters, … Continue reading

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Beagle Ridge Herb Farm: A Southwest Virginia Treasure

by Ellen Reynolds For years I have felt my life has been a journey of happy events all leading us to Southwest Virginia. After living all over the world as I was growing up, it seemed right to make this … Continue reading

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