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Description - New Castle Ranger District offers historic sights from the Civil War era, open forests, wetlands and interesting rock outcroppings. The area also has a very popular all-terrain vehicle use trail and a few trails that are multi-use allowing horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers.

Recreation - Blacksburg, Virginia is just south of this district and is home to Virginia Tech. There are numerous shopping, restaurant and cultural opportunities.

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 - The New Castle Ranger District is located in western Virginia west of I-81 and north of the town of Blacksburg.


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Contact Information:
New Castle Ranger District, P.O. Box 246 , New Castle, VA, 24127, Phone: 540-864-5195

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.
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.

Links:
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests - Official agency Website
The Virginia Travel Guide - Statewide Attractions

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