- Rich in outdoor recreation opportunities, this region offers the Virginia Creeper Trail, Mt. Roger's National Recreation Area, Grayson Highlands State Park, Hungry Mother State Park and the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests. Abingdon is home of the historic Barter Theater and the Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum. Bristol is home of Bristol Caverns, which are the largest caverns in the Smoky Mountain Region.
Recreation - Grayson Highlands State Park, situated near Virginia's two highest peaks, Mt. Rogers and White Top Mountain offers camping and multi-use trails. While Hungry Mother State Park offers cabins, camping and numerous amenities including hiking trails and an award-winning restaurant.
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).
This region is located in southwestern Virginia along Interstate 81 north of the Tennessee line.