Local Attractions

Appalachian Trail Famous hiking trail which runs 2200 miles, from Maine to Georgia.
Virginia Creeper Trail 37 miles of old railroad bed converted to hiking, biking & horseback riding. Bike rental and shuttle service in Damascus.
Grayson Highlands State Park Visitor Center displaying mountain crafts, artifacts and photo exhibits. Picnic areas, wild ponies and miles of hiking trails.
Whitetop Mountain Altitude 5,520 ft. Geological anomaly. Perfect for stargazers. Mt. Rogers Virginia's highest peak. Altitude 5,728 ft.
Beartree Lake Picnicking, fishing, hiking, swimming.
Historic Abingdon Barter Theatre, William King Arts Center, Arts Depot & Virginia Highlands Festival.
Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR Racing

Virginia Creeper Trail
Virginia Creeper Trail crosses the
Whipetop Laurel Creek about a mile from Damascus
Area Festivals

Whitetop Mountain Maple Festival - March, last weekend
Mt. Rogers Naturalist Rally - May, second weekend
Appalachian Trail Days Festival, Damascus, VA - May, third weekend
Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival - May, third Sunday
Grayson County Fiddlers Convention - June, last full weekend
Wayne C. Henderson Festival - June, third Saturday
Christmas in July, West Jefferson, NC - 4th of July week
Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon, VA - August, first two weeks
Grayson Highlands Fall Festival - September, last weekend
Mountain Foliage Festival - October, second Saturday
Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival - October, second Sunday

John & Mary Blevins • 40426 Green Cove Road • Damascus, Virginia 24236
Phone (276) 388 - 3393 • Fax (276) 388 - 3289 • marycblevins197@gmail.com