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Description - 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).

Location - Glenwood / Pedlar Ranger District is located off the Blue Ridge Parkway and north of Roanoke, Virginia. This area is conveniently located to Interstate 81.

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Contact Information:
Glenwood / Pedlar Ranger District, P.O. Box 10 , Natural Bridge Station, VA, 24579, Phone: 540-291-2189

Additional Information:
Blue Ridge Highlands Travel Region - The Blue Ridge Highlands includes seven State Parks, a National Forest, a natural area preserve, two scenic byways and access to the Appalachian Trail.
Charlottesville Area - Home to Presidents James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville is rich in history, culture and architecture.
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests - Located in western Virginia along the rugged Appalachians, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests is a glorious park for virtually every outdoor recreation activity imaginable.
Roanoke Area - Roanoke is known as the Star City. The Roanoke Valley has many attributes to charm any visitor. Conveniently located off I-81 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke offers museums, attractions, farmers markets and an abundance of outdoor recreation.

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