Rich Cultural Heritage meets Outdoor Recreation
Rich cultural heritage, coupled with outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities, make the VIAA region a great place to live, work, and play. The region is home to Virginia’s two highest mountain peaks – Mount Rogers and Whitetop – as well as The Appalachian Trail, Hungry Mother State Park, the New River, and many other outdoor recreation opportunities. The possibilities are endless in the Southwest Virginia Region. From hiking, cycling, and camping to ATV trails, kayaking, and rafting, the region has it all! In addition, the region boasts thriving downtowns, shopping, dining, arts, crafts, and music! Be entertained by historic theatres such as Barter Theatre and the Lincoln Theatre – home to Song of the Mountains -, or tap your toes to music along the nationally recognized Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail! Find out more about what the region has to offer by visiting www.myswva.org.
The VIAA region is composed of five counties and one city in the Southwestern region of Virginia, with one of the leading trucking routes traversing the region. Interstates 81 and 77 intersect in Wythe County, and the region is bordered by Tennessee to the West, North Carolina to the South, and West Virginia to the North.