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Roanoke Outside Guide to Parks and Recreation Month

July is Parks and Recreation Month, and you know we’re gonna celebrate! We hang our hats on the incredible outdoor assets here in the Roanoke Region, and the eight local parks and recreation departments in […]

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New Business, Shrewd Outdoors, to Open 12,000 sq ft Retail and Experiential Facility in Downtown Salem

Shrewd Outdoors, an exciting new venture by Shrewd Archery, is set to become the premier destination for archery and outdoor enthusiasts. Scheduled to open later this summer, this 12,000-square-foot retail and experiential space will be […]

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Curated Canoe Glamping Adventures with Twin River Outfitters

Canamping? Glamooing? Maybe the Turducken captured lightning in a bottle when trying to combine three things into one. Thus, we’ll just stick with Canoe Glamping—the super fun adventure Twin Rivers Outfitters has curated for adventurers […]

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Pete’s Pick: June 8 is Proof This is an Outdoor Rec Epicenter

We aren’t saying the Roanoke Region is the epicenter of outdoor recreation… but we also aren’t saying that it isn’t (have we confused you already?). Every once in a while, I’ll take a look at […]

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Pete’s Pick: Become a Beginner Again

This is the time of year when we dust off our favorite gear and get ready for the next several months of playing outside. But why not shake things up a bit? I mean, we […]

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5 Questions with Davey Stewards, Co-Founder and Owner of The Harvest Collective and Star City Compost

Star City Compost is the Roanoke Valley’s first permitted composting facility. They offer to pick up old food waste and other organic materials from homes, individuals, restaurants, institutions, cafeterias, and any other places that produce […]

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Group Bike Rides for Every Day of the Week

May is National Bike Month, and what better way to celebrate than by joining one (or multiple) group bike rides around our beautiful Roanoke region?  As the Mountain Bike Capital of the East Coast, Roanoke […]

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Smith Mountain Lake Cleanup Day Happening May 4

Smith Mountain Lake is called the “Lake Tahoe of the East” because of its beauty–help keep it that way this Saturday! Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake (TPISML) is happening on Saturday, May 4, and […]

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McAfee Knob Shuttle Up and Running for 2024

Tackling the eight-mile loop that is McAfee Knob is no easy feat; getting to the trailhead, however, should be a breeze. Back in fall of 2023, the McAfee Knob parking lot officially closed while crews […]

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More Funding for Local Outdoor Projects

Nine More Projects Earn Grants through  Roanoke Outside Initiative. Since its creation, Project Outside grants have provided $175,000 to fund maintenance and development of outdoor assets and support for outdoor-related organizations and businesses in the […]

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