Only about 15 miles away is the Blue Ridge Parkway, an incredible scenic byway riding the ridges of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is known for spectacular scenic vistas, and features hiking trails, waterfalls and the Blue Ridge Music Center, which are just some of the attractions it offers.

Also nearby are many parks including, Grayson Highlands State Park, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the Jefferson National Forest, and New River Trail State Park. All have trails for hiking, and many of them also feature trails for horseback and bicycle.

The Appalachian Trail, the longest foot trail in America, and the Virginia Creeper Trail, another foot trail, are also not far away.

The town of Independence Virginia features the Historic 1908 Courthouse, a beautiful Richardson style building that houses The Treasury, a gallery featuring local artisans, and the Tourist Information Center. There are also several local golf courses in the area.


There are many festivals that are held in the area from the spring through the fall. Many feature live music, arts and crafts, competitions and more.



  • The Historic 1908 Courthouse:  Located in Independence
    Virginia, this Richardson Style building houses a Tourist
    Information Center and an art gallery featuring local artisans
    called The Treasury.


  • eAlleghany.Net:  A hometown eCommunity in the heart of the
    Blue Ridge Mountains, Alleghany County North Carolina.


  • Alleghany Chamber of Commerce:  Dedicated to promoting
    Sparta North Carolina and Allegheny County where you can
    find information on businesses and activities in the area.



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New River Campground & Canoe

3745 New River Parkway
Independence, VA 24348

336-372-8793 (NC) 

276-773-3412 (VA)

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