Lake Douthat

Douthat State Park

07/20/2022 Posted in: Family Fun, History, Outdoors, Scenic

Douthat State Park is considered by many to be a jewel of the Virginia State Park system. It’s a 4,500-acre playground with stunning mountain views, a 50-acre lake with a sandy beach and an equestrian camping area. Even in a county that is 89% forested, with 51% being national forest land, Douthat State Park will … Continue reading Douthat State Park

2022 Bath County Art Show

Our Thriving Arts Community – A Q&A with Bath County Arts Association

06/15/2022 Posted in: Arts & Music, Events, Family Fun, People

  57th Annual Bath County Art Show Saturday, July 16 – Sunday, July 24 * Admission is free * Valley Elementary School 98 Panther Drive Hot Springs, VA 24445 Get directions >   As we approach the 57th Annual Bath County Art Show, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the amazing growth of the … Continue reading Our Thriving Arts Community – A Q&A with Bath County Arts Association

Sam Snead Tavern exterior

A Delicious Legacy in Hot Springs

05/25/2022 Posted in: Beverages, Family Fun, Food, History

Driving through Hot Springs — appropriately on Sam Snead Highway — it’s been impossible to overlook the restaurant and tavern that bears the name of Bath County’s most famous son. The building sits squarely on the corner of Main Street in Hot Springs. As you approach from the south, you’ll be staring straight at the … Continue reading A Delicious Legacy in Hot Springs

scenic spring mountains in Bath by Christie and Co Photography

Five Reasons to Visit Bath County in May

04/18/2022 Posted in: Events, Family Fun, Food, Outdoors, People, Scenic, Scenic Drives

To mark the approach of the fifth month of the year, here are five reasons why you should visit Bath County during the month of May: The Best Weather. May is the third month of spring. In some parts of the south, it may already feel like summer. Because of our location in the mountains … Continue reading Five Reasons to Visit Bath County in May

The Jackson River Scenic Trail

Jackson River Scenic Trail Expanding into Southern Bath County

03/21/2022 Posted in: Family Fun, Outdoors, Scenic

One of Virginia’s newest Rail Trail projects is coming to Bath County. Most of the Jackson River Scenic Trail is in neighboring Alleghany County. It’s currently a 14.4-mile crushed gravel trail. Recently, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new trailhead near Lake Moomaw. When completed, the new Cedar Creek access point will add approximately … Continue reading Jackson River Scenic Trail Expanding into Southern Bath County