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Roanoke Region Receives Green Light, Funding for 26-Mile Scenic Rail Trail

Virginia’s biennium budget was finalized this past June, and with it comes funding for trails. A new rail trail running through Botetourt and Craig counties—the Craig Botetourt Scenic Trail is one of five priority trails […]

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5 Questions with Noke Van Co.

Started by Justin and Keri vanBlaricom and Josh Yerton, Noke Van Co. is a new, local business that specializes in building custom camper vans for those who love to travel, enjoy the outdoors, and “have […]

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Roanoke Outside 2022 Gift Guide

When you purchase outdoor gear at businesses in the Roanoke Region, not only does that money support our local economy, but it supports real, live outdoor professionals making a living in the outdoors. Doesn’t that […]

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Five Questions with Hike It Baby Roanoke

Year after year, the Roanoke Region is recognized as a great place to raise an outdoor family. However, hiking with a baby, toddler, or young kid can seem daunting for those who’ve never done it. […]

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Successful Go Cross Weekend Puts Virginia’s Blue Ridge on International Map

The Roanoke Outside Foundation is delighted to report Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross exceeded expectations on September 17 and 18, 2022. Go Cross, alongside the Anthem GO Outside Festival (coming up October 14-16) and the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge […]

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5 Questions with the Roanoke Valley Riveters

5 Questions with the Roanoke Valley Riveters There’s no sugarcoating it—mountain biking is a tough sport. What shouldn’t be difficult, however, is having a safe space to learn, practice, and grow your skills. That’s where […]

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5 Questions with Walkabout Outfitter

With our mountains, trails, waterways, and climbing spots, it’s easy to see that this is the place for outdoor enthusiasts. But what we sometimes overlook are the outdoor businesses that contribute to the culture that […]

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Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross Cyclocross Joins National Race Series

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross, presented by Deschutes Brewery, has been invited to join the USCX – the prestigious U.S. cyclocross series – further solidifying Virginia’s Blue Ridge as a premiere cycling destination. “Our overall […]

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Good News for the Great Outdoors; In-River Kayak Park Coming to Roanoke

The great outdoors is about to get even . . .  greater. The City of Roanoke announced plans to build an “in-river” kayak park in the Roanoke River, the first ever in the state of […]

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Top 7 Tubing Spots in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Good GOLLY it’s hot these days, but honestly, we are here for it. When the temps start rising, we just grab our tubes, Ziplock our phones, and fire up the waterproof speaker for a float […]

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