I hope you’ve had the chance at least once in the days since spring began to throw open your front door and let in the beautiful Botetourt County spring! If not, go ahead and do it now!

You might not realize it, especially if you’re a Botetourt County native who grew up amid all the natural beauty of the region, but the outdoors is one of the county’s greatest amenities. The mountain views and the wide variety of ways to spend time outside draw newcomers and businesses from surrounding counties and beyond.

Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, or if a winery or brewery is more your speed, we’ve got suggestions for ways to get outside this spring and take advantage of this most magnificent place.

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Outdoor adventures

Botetourt County is filled with outdoor adventures, including hiking, biking, water activities and more! We’re only highlighting a few here, but you can find dozens more at Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

  • Apple Orchard Falls Trail: This moderate to difficult hike features 7.5 miles of trails and one of Virginia’s most breathtaking waterfalls.

  • Roaring Run Recreation Area: Roaring Run is an adventure for the whole family. Hike the 3.5 miles of easy trails, enjoy lunch at the picnic area, swim or enjoy a little fishing. You’ll also get to see the Roaring Run Furnace, which was used for a variety of purposes during the 19th century. If you’ve got an itch to ride, try Hoop Hole, which is located near Roaring Run. The Iron Ore Trail is a direct connection to the Roaring Run parking lot.

  • Blue Ridge Trail: To get a glimpse of some of the most beautiful scenery in the region, take a ride along the Blue Ridge Trail in Jefferson National Forest.

  • Jennings Creek: Jennings Creek feeds to the James River and offers opportunities for all sorts of water activities, including fishing, swimming and paddling.

  • Tinker Cliffs - Andy Layne Trail: Part of the region’s hiking Triple Crown, Tinker Cliffs offers amazing ridgeline views. The challenging hike is about 7.5 miles and features nearly 2,000 feet in elevation change.

  • Upper James River Water Trail: This stretch of James River is a great place for water sports of all kinds and welcomes hard-core adventurers and families alike. 14 miles of the Upper James is designated as a Virginia Scenic River.

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Clubs & courses

  • Ashley Plantation Country Club: Ashley Plantation in Daleville is the region’s only public access 27-hole golf course. Play among million-dollar mountain views and one of the area’s most beautiful residential communities.

  • Botetourt Golf & Swim Club: Enjoy the 18-hole golf course or cool off in the outdoor pool, then get a bite to eat. Make it a whole-family experience.

  • Greenfield Disc Golf: Have you tried disc golf? The 18-hole course in Daleville is a fun and challenging family adventure.

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Breweries & vineyards

  • Ballast Point Brewing Company in Daleville offers a variety of events including, in true Southern fashion, Sunday Brunch every week from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. Maybe walk or run the trails there at Greenfield first, then enjoy a refreshing and guilt-free brew!  This is an excellent way to enjoy the scenery, food and drinks with a friend or group. Check out this and other fun, family-friendly events on their website.

  • Virginia Mountain Vineyards (now under new ownership!) and Blue Ridge Vineyard are both scenic, local Botetourt County Vineyards offering tasting rooms and gift shops along with special events throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons.

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Daleville Town Center Facebook page

Community events

  • Daleville Summer Concert Series: April 20, May 18, June 1, June 22, July 6. Catch an act at the Daleville Town Center during this series of concerts that benefits Botetourt area charities.

  • The Virginia Beer & Wine Festival: June 8, noon to 5 p.m. at the Daleville Town Center. Enjoy Virginia beers, ciders and wines along with local food trucks and music.

  • Flat Pickin’ Fridays: May 10, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11. 5 to 9 p.m., Daleville Town Center. Concert series benefits the Council of Community Services.

  • Buchanan Garden Festival: Hosted by the Town of Buchanan and the Virginia Cooperative Extension, the festival celebrates gardens, outdoor living and home improvements.

  • Meet Me on Main Street Block Party: April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20. Featuring, “good friends, good food, good music, and good times,” this event in Buchanan is an affair for the whole family.

  • Botetourt County Farmers Market: Season runs Saturdays from May to October, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Daleville Town Center. Bring the whole family, including your well-behaved, leashed pet!

This is just a taste of all the ways you can enjoy Botetourt County in all its glory this spring. No matter what activities you choose, you’re sure to enjoy your adventures!

And if one of YOUR activities this spring happens to be buying or selling a home, be sure to get in touch. With the recent drop in interest rates, now is a great time to be on either side of the closing table. Contact me today at dayna@patrickteamhomes.com or 540-342-9600, and let’s get started!