Local Area Attractions Near Fancy Gap / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Journey
HIKING: Devil’s Den Nature Preserve (1.9 miles), Cumberland Knob - Gully Creek Trailhead (18.3 miles), New River Trail State Park (21.4 miles), Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve (26.7 miles), Crystal Springs Recreation Area (39.6 miles), Hanging Rock State Park (44.0 miles), Fairy Stone State Park (45.0 miles), Claytor Lake State Park (47.0 miles)
FISHING: Mirror Lake (on-site, no permit required), Lovill’s Creek Lake (8.4 miles), Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area (8.7 miles), Talbott Reservoir (29.1 miles), Duncan Carp Lake (41.7 miles), Fairy Stone Lake (43.5 miles), Claytor Lake (54.7 miles)
ATTRACTIONS: Blue Ridge Parkway (0.7 miles), Sidna Allen House (2.3 miles), Hale Wilkinson Carter Home (8.5 miles), Blue Ridge Music Center (14.0 miles), Andy Griffith Museum (14.5 miles), High Country Lights (17.4 miles), Jeff Matthews Museum (17.8 miles), Fort Chiswell Animal Park (26.3 miles)
WINERIES: Round Peak Vineyards (17.6 miles), Blacksnake Meadery (18.1 miles), Iron Heart Winery (22.6 miles), West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery (22.8 miles), Chateau Morrisette Winery (25.6 miles), Villa Appalachia Winery (26.3 miles)
Blue Ridge Parkway
North and South Bound entrance to the Parkway is less then a 1/4 mile from the campground. Very handy for visitors and travelers of the Parkway.
Mayberry RFD icon Andy Griffith grew up in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and it's no coincidence that a stroll down Mount Airy's Main Street reminds people of the town of Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show. In addition to Mayberry RFD and Andy Griffith, visitors find that Mount Airy, North Carolina is a great jumping off point for exploring the Yadkin Valley wine region, the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, the stunning pinnacle of Pilot Mountain, or the twangy sound of bluegrass and old-time music. Whatever your passion, we invite you to step back to a simpler time when you visit Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina—affectionately known as Mayberry RFD.
200 North Main Street
Mountt Airy, NC 27030
New River Trail State Park
New River Trail is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles and passes through four counties and the city of Galax. The trail's gentle slope makes it great for visitors of all ages to hike, bike and ride horseback. The park's Foster Falls area offers guided horseback trips; canoe and bike rentals; boat launches; gift shops; and a horse arena. Fishing is popular, and primitive campsites dot the trail. There are access points to the trail at Allisonia, Chestnut Yard, Cliffview, Dannelly Park (near Galax), Draper, Dora Junction (near Pulaski), Foster Falls, Fries, Galax, Gambetta, Hiwassee and Ivanhoe. Horse trailer parking is available at Allisonia, Austinville, Cliffview, Dora Junction, Draper, Fries, Ivanhoe and the Mark E. Hufeisen Horse Complex.
116 Orphanage Dr
Max Meadows, VA 24360
Maybry Mill Mile Post 176.1
When Edwin Boston Mabry (1867-1936) built his water powered mill in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, he had no way of knowing it would become one of the most photographed places in the United States. The mill, on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 176.1, draws several hundred thousand visitors each year. The gristmill and sawmill have been restored by park naturalists so visitors might see live exhibits, a real mill, and a working miller to demonstrate the milling process. The grounds of the mill include other interpretive media all designed to tell about mountain industry.
Orchards a plenty
What perfectly pairs with the crisp air of fall in Virginia? Biting into a delicious, juicy apple. There are eight fall festivals, fourteen cideries, and over two dozen orchards throughout Virginia, all serving Virginia-grown fruit or products made from the apples. Infuse some fall flavor into your calendar with a visit to a few of these apple-centric destinations.
Wineries in the Blue Ridge
Interstate 81 bisects the Blue Ridge Wine Region, which runs south of Roanoke to the North Carolina border. The windy and picturesque mountainsides of southwest Virginia are home to a number of well-established wineries thanks to loamy and gravelly soil with good drainage and stunning elevations.
Blue Ridge Music Center
The sounds of the fiddle, banjo, and guitar are likely to welcome you when you visit the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax, Virginia. May through October, we invite you to clap along to bluegrass, old-time, blues, and Americana concerts in our scenic amphitheater, learn about the regions musical heritage at the Roots of American Music Museum, sit and enjoy our Midday Mountain Music sessions, and explore our hiking trails. During the off-season, the Music Center partners with regional venues to host additional performances, allowing the music to go on year-round. This spring, check back for the season lineup of the Roots of American Music Concert Series, which takes place Saturday evenings from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Milepost 213 on The Blue Ridge Parkway
Galax, VA 24333
Rising abruptly more than 2,000 feet, Pilot Mountain has been a navigational landmark for centuries, and is a recreational landmark as well, offering miles of trails, camping, climbing and spectacular scenery. The mountain summit remains the principal park area, connected to the Yadkin River section by a 6.5-mile trail corridor. An extensive trail network is augmented by a bridle trail and a canoe trail section on the river. Family camping in a 42-site campground is augmented by canoe-in sites. Rock climbing and rappelling are allowed on portions of the park's steep cliffs, and those cliffs perched around the mountain's summit offer seemingly endless views of piedmont, Sauratown Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains.
1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043
Meadows of Dan
Meadows of Dan is an unincorporated community in Patrick County, Virginia, United States, where the Blue Ridge Parkway crosses U.S. Route 58. There are numerous country shops, classic houses, and restaurants in the community.
Nancy Candy Company
Poor Farmers Market Country Store
Stone Mountain State Park
The massive granite dome at Stone Mountain State Park keeps watch on park visitors enjoying nearly every type of outdoor activity – camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding and more. There are more than 18 miles of trails, matched by more than 20 miles of designated trout waters in this park that spreads below the Blue Ridge Parkway. A campground offers 90 sites, some with utility hookups, and group and backpacking campsites are nearby. Rock climbing is allowed by permit on the towering, 600-foot granite face of the landmark mountain, and climbers look down on Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mid-19th century mountain farm. Expansive picnic grounds with shelters invite reunions and community gatherings.
3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668
Buffalo Mountain Ziplines
Experience the exhilarating thrill of a Zip Line Canopy Tour right in the heart of the beautiful, Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Buffalo Mountain Ziplines is located 1 mile off the Parkway between Mabry Mill and Rocky Knob.At Buffalo Mountain Ziplines in Floyd, VA you will soar through the treetops on cables as high as 150' above the forest floor while traversing distances of up to 2400'.Our beautiful forests and meadow provide a wonderful setting for a nature filled experience guaranteed to satisfy adventure lovers from all walks of life.
3253 Black Ridge Rd SW
Floyd, VA 24091