An informative guide to popular birding trails in Virginia’s Western Highlands, as well as a bird identification and habitat chart.
Civil War Markers:
Use this brochure to locate markers and learn the importance of the Alleghany Highlands in the war effort.
Use this guide to locate and learn the story behind Virginia’s historic covered bridges, including the Alleghany Highland’s very own Humpback Bridge.
Fish Virginia First:
In addition to the excellent fishing in the rivers, lakes and streams of the Alleghany Highlands, you can find many more great spots in other communities all across Virginia.
People 16 and older need a freshwater fishing license from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Local outfitters and sporting goods stores can assist or you can purchase a license online.
Jackson River Scenic Trail:
A scenic trail offers great views of the Jackson River. The finely crushed gravel surface makes it a great choice for family walks or bike rides. This web page and downloadable map will help you get the most of the trail.
The famous Midland Trail is a national auto trail spanning the United States from Virginia to California and passing right through the Alleghany Highlands.
Interested in living in the Alleghany Highlands or opening a business here? The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism can answer all of your questions.
An excellent resource for planning outdoor fun in the Roanoke Valley, including the Alleghany Highlands, Botetourt County, Smith Mountain Lake and more.
Virginia’s Western Highlands:
A regional tourism partnership that includes the Alleghany Highlands and three nearby counties. The sprawling region includes multiple charming towns to explore, outdoor recreation and miles of peaceful and scenic drives.
A great resource for identifying wildflowers along popular trails in Virginia’s Western Highlands.