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

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

2021 Bath County in review

2021 – An Extraordinary Year for Bath County

12/16/2021 Posted in: Agri-tourism, Arts & Music, Beverages, Family Fun, Food, History, Lodging, Outdoors, Scenic

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

Historical Highway Markers Unveiling courtesy of Bill Jones

Historic Markers

10/26/2021 Posted in: Family Fun, History, Scenic, Scenic Drives

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