- This ranger district saddles the Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular destination during the summer and fall months. There are short and quick trails which are easily accessible and lead to beautiful waterfalls. There are recreation sites offering swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking and multi-use trails. The area was referred to many times on the once popular television series, The Walton's.
Recreation - Smith Mountain Lake and Claytor Lake State Parks are located south off Interstate 81 offering overnight facilities such as fully equipped cabins and campsites. This area is home to many museums, antique shops and cultural festivals.
Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The mountainous Blue Ridge area has cold winter months with temperatures ranging from 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) and dropping below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The summer mountainous Blue Ridge temperatures range from below 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius) to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius).
Glenwood / Pedlar Ranger District is located off the Blue Ridge Parkway and north of Roanoke, Virginia. This area is conveniently located to Interstate 81.