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- Historical downtown Mount Airy - home of Andy Griffith, Snappy Lunch, Floyd's Barber Shop and the Bluebird Diner. Check out Mount Airy home of the Autumn Leaves festival and Mayberry Days. To assist in your trip planning to Mount Airy try the Surry Arts website.

- Blue Ridge Parkway - Scenic by-way stretching 469 miles from Skyline Drive at Rockfish Gap VA to Cherokee NC.

- Blue Ridge Music Center - located south on the parkway near milepost 213 with music every weekend during the summer

- Mabry Mill - north on the parkway, the most photographed place on the Blue Ridge Parkway

- Foggy Ridge Cider - Over here in Dugspur not far from the cabooses

- Floydfest - diverse music extravaganza during the summer from bluegrass, jazz, country etc.

- Shelton Vineyards - just south off I-77 at Dobson NC - wine tasting, gift and cheese shop

- Chateau Morrisette Winery - wine tasting and lunch/supper

- Stanburn Winery, Family owned winery over in Stuart

- Hillsville diner - authentic 1920's dining car on Main St (Hwy 52) Hillsville - breakfast, lunch (breakfast only Sat)

- Lakeview Resturant - at the Blue Ridge Parkway & hwy 52 - breakfast, lunch & supper

- Family Shoe Store - in Hillsville next to the diner. Full service shoe store in operation since 1950. Phone number for the shoe store is 276-728-7483

- Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater - Dinner (bavarian) & a show - I77/81 at Wytheville Va

- Crooked Creek Wildlife Management Area - west on hwy 58 at Woodlawn Va on route 620 - 1796 acres open to hunting with 6 miles of stocked trout waters. Click on link for more info. (Fees)

- Cana Va - just down 52 - numerous antique shops & produce markets

- New River Trail State Park - Trail on an old railroad bed for 57 miles from Galax to Pulaski. Easy trail with very little grade. Biking, walking and horses allowed. Parallels the New River for 39 miles, Chestnut Creek for 12 miles and Claytor Lake for 1.5 miles. Click on the link for more info.

Hillsville Memorial day & Labor day flea markets.

Galax old fiddler's convention

Lots of local info for the Parkway at Blue Ridge Directory.

Virginia state info at Virginia.org and the Heritage Music Trail at The Crooked Road.

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