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reporterA lazy day on the river is better to many than a day at work. And, it's this serentity Botetourt County has decided to capitalize on. . "The Upper James River Water Trail started in Botetourt in about 2008. We officially opened up the trail in 2010,"...
Virginia State Parks recognize Earth Day with a week of events and programs April 22 marks the 43rd celebration of Earth Day, the grassroots environmental awareness event celebrated in 175 countries. To mark the occasion, Virginia State Parks will...
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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA popular destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway will re-open with new management. The Peaks of Otter Lodge will be operated by Delaware North Parks & Resorts. The company is based in New York and has a lot of experience working with the National Park...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistFast becoming known as an arts destination, Lexington and surrounding Rockbridge County, Virginia will welcome hundreds of guests this spring to the 2nd Annual Lexington Rockbridge Studio Tour, featuring the work of 36 artists and 11 private art studios....
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterWDBJ7 will have exclusive live coverage of the Blue Ridge Marathon coming up next weekend. In the days leading up to race day, we're taking a look back at the history of the marathon and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We found out that the Parkway is such...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWhenever someone visits Historic Sandusky, Greg Starbuck has them sign a guest book. The restored plantation house is attracting tourists from all over the United States and the world. "In the last two months, we've had visitors from Canada, Australia,...
ReporterScenic trails and the park's historic setting make the Booker T. Washington National Monument a favorite of Michelle Siren. "It's a beautiful setting and honestly if we didn't have this I don't know what we'd do," Siren told us. Like other National Park...
Assignment ManagerDevelopers hope a new artisan center will become a gateway attraction to Rockbridge County and the Shenandoah Valley. They announced plans for the AWASAW Artisan Center Wednesday morning. The facility will be built near the Raphine exit on Interstate...
Tags: Arts, Business, Transportation Industry, Culture, Travel
If you've spent the day on the couch considering your New Year's resolution to get up and move, you missed out on a great opportunity. State parks around the country, for a second year, held First Day Hikes. On Tuesday, hikers at Douthat State Park in...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefFog isn't the only thing keeping people away from the Peaks of Otter Lodge. A giant barrier is blocking the entrance, now that the landmark is officially closed. Large signs that say "area closed" may not stay in place for long, thanks to new efforts...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA Lynchburg elementary school needs your help to build a safer playground. Linkhorne Elementary School needs to replace its old "PAL," which stands for "Play at Linkhorne." The equipment was built 25 years ago and it's starting to fall apart. Pieces...
ReporterThe Lodge at the Peaks Of Otter is a major tourist attraction, but it's the final weekend they're taking guests. The National Park service owns the lodge, which is managed by "Peaks of Otter of Virginia". The last contract expired 2 years ago but...
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