So you just your new car from Starr Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Suffolk, VA. Now you want to take a road trip around Virginia. While the weather is beautiful, not too cold and not too hot, why not get out and see some of these spectacular places. Outdoor loves will love the hikes and views that these Virginia attractions have to offer.
Roaring Run Trail: Not many people seem to know about Roaring Run trail but this trail is worth your time to hike. Nestled in pristine forest and featuring creeks, waterfalls and wildflowers, this trail is one of the most beautiful in the area. In addition there is also some unique history on the trail. There is a 19th century iron furnace that was used back before the Civil War.
The paths are well marked making it an easy to follow trail. There are 2 paths that both lead down to Roaring Run Creek. The trail measures 1.5 miles around the loop. One side of the trail follows along the creek. Head down the trail and see the unique waterfall trail.
Fairy Stone Trail: Located in Fairy Stone Park, this park is right out of a fairy tale. While the park is full of amenities, one of the biggest draws to the park are the Fairy Stones.
Visitors walks the trails looking for these magical stones. These unique stones are made of staurolite. It is an opaque mineral that oftentimes includes white-ish streaks. The rocks can be found in Switerland, Georgia and in the Fairy Stone State Park.
People of all ages come to the park in search of these stones. There are 11 trails to choose from to walk through the almost 5000 acre park. The longest trail comes in at 3 miles. Besides walking the trails, visitors can enjoy things like fishing, swimming, boating and camping.
Upper Little Stoney Falls: Upper Little Stoney Falls cane be reach by taking the Little Stoney National Recreation Trail. The 2.8 mile trail offers a series of waterfalls, with the most notable one being Upper Little Stoney Fall. While the fall can be viewed from the footbridge, the most spectacular way to see the fall is from behind it. Because the base pool is shallow, hikers can wade through it and see the small cove hind the fall.
The amount of water flowing over the fall depends on the amount of rainfall. In drier seasons, the fall might be a trickle. Many people enjoy swimming while at the falls as well.
The Sand Cave: Virginia is known for its immense beauty, from its rolling valleys to gorgeous vistas, to its unusual natural formations. One of these natural formations is the Sand Cave. Located in the Cumberland Gap national Park, the sand cave is a sight to see. Roughly 3.9 miles into the hike, visitors can see the sand cave. Walking into the cave, you will see the most breathtaking colors on the ceiling. The rocks have eroded and created green, golds, and reds above you. The sand is like powder and stretched over 1.5 acres. It is a naturally cool spot to stop and rest during the hike.
Continuing on the trail, which is 5.2 miles from the start, you’ll see the White Rocks leads to a view like no other. From that view point, you are bale to see Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. If you plan to visit the whole trail, the trip is almost 9 miles so be sure to plan the day out and bring everything you need with you.
There are so many beautiful things to see in Virginia. Let your love of the outdoors take you to see them all.