Montgomery County, VA Visitor Guide

Stay in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, or Montgomery County, and take a short drive into the surrounding localities of the New River Valley. Be back by dinner as they are all within a hour’s drive! Give these activities a try while visiting: Giles County: Plan a trip to paddle the New River Water Trail, 37 miles of the New River. Hike the 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail located in Giles County, Virginia’s Mountain Playground. You can get down and dirty during the Muddy Acce Race, a race and obstacle course in the Fall. Learn more about Giles County at Floyd County: Drive along 40 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a Friday Night Jamboree at a Crooked Road major venue, the Floyd Country Store. Learn more about Floyd County at Pulaski County: Get some lake time in at Claytor Lake State Park. Break out your bike for the New River State Trail Park which parallels the New River. Visit the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum to see a scale model diorama of Downtown Pulaski around 1955. Learn more about Pulaksi County at City of Radford: Visit Radford University and the Glencoe Museum/Mary Draper Ingle Statue. Mary Draper Ingle was kidnapped from her home by the Shawnee and escaped in 1775 to travel back to the New River Valley from Kentucky. For the full story and more attractions in the City of Radford, visit Beyond Boundaries


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