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
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
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
At this time a year ago, people were really happy to say goodbye to 2020. The excitement people had for moving on from that awful year should have been an indicator that 2021 would be filled with wonderful new things. The global pandemic didn’t magically disappear, but restrictions on travel and gatherings eased. People were eager … Continue reading 2021 – An Extraordinary Year for Bath County
The charming village of Warm Springs was placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018. Simply stroll through the village and see buildings and architecture that represents over 200 years of settlement. The stories of the people who built the community are endless. Thankfully, there are … Continue reading Historic Markers
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