PHOTO TOUR: 13 things to do in the Grand Canyon of the South

 
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Here’s your Friday getaway:

Breaks Interstate Park, VA


Drive time from Nashville: 6 hours


This trip is perfect for travelers:

love disconnecting from life and heading into the mountains.


Hidden away in the heart of Appalachia in Southwest Virginia is a park managed by two states (Kentucky and Virginia). They brought us in for a visit to experience what a few days on site would be like. Don’t be fooled (like we were) by the name, the Breaks Interstate Park:

  • is NOT a park located on the side of the interstate.

  • is NOT a refurbished rest stop just off the highway.

Known as the Grand Canyon of the South, VA

Known as the Grand Canyon of the South, VA

A mountain-top wonderland for outdoor adventurists

Here are 13 awesome things you can find here:

Zipline over the Russell Fork Gorge

Zipline over the Russell Fork Gorge

  1. Canyon rim ziplining

  2. Boat rentals

  3. Breaks Interstate Park cabins

  4. Breaks Interstate Park Lodge

  5. Rhododendron Restaurant (on-site)

  6. Breaks Interstate Water Park

  7. Breaks Interstate Park campground (with yurt!)

  8. Elk tour

  9. Guided hikes

  10. Canoe adventures

  11. Horseback riding

  12. Mountain bike rentals

5 cabins at Breaks Interstate Park

5 cabins at Breaks Interstate Park

Breaks Interstate Park, Waterpark

Breaks Interstate Park, Waterpark

Yurt, Breaks Interstate Park, VA

Yurt, Breaks Interstate Park, VA


Bonus activity:

13. (If you love bluegrass music and don’t mind driving an hour away) Ralph Stanley Museum

Ralph Stanley Museum, Clintwood, VA

Ralph Stanley Museum, Clintwood, VA


 

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