If you live in an apartment in Blacksburg, VA and are looking for some fun and different things to do, here are a few ideas in an around town.
Blacksburg Dog Park - 2100 Toms Creek Road
Enjoy the park with your furry friend from sunrise to sunset. Dogs must have a current dog license and wear an owner identification tag at all times.
Mountain Lake Conservancy - 115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke
This is a mountain top getaway just 30 minutes north of Blacksburg. Enjoy hiking, biking, tennis, wagon rides, outdoor recreation, and family entertainment.
Mabry Mill - 266 Mabry Mill SE, Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120
A special and unique part of history is found at Mabry Mill. Originally built in 1910, the historic water-powered grist mill, sawmill and nearby blacksmith shop provide the visitor with a view of pioneer life along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Nellie’s Cave Park
A 10 acre park in Blacksburg featuring a soccer field, basketball court, T-ball field, playground, horseshoe pits, picnic tables/shelters, barbecue grills, bleachers, benches, walking trails and restrooms.
Claytor Lake State Park Pulaski
It's an ideal setting for boating, swimming, camping, hiking and picnicking. Sport fishing is especially popular. Boating supplies, fuel and refreshments are available at the marina. Twelve cabins overlook the 4,500-acre lake.
New River Trail State Park
A "Rails to Trails" project, the New River Trail State Park meanders through southwestern Virginia and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and boating are just some of the possibilities.
Pandapas - 3151 Pandapas Pond Road, Montgomery County
An 8-acre man-made pond that features warm-water fishing and canoeing. A one-mile circuit trail goes around the pond, and several other popular Jefferson National Forest trails connect to it.
Virginia Tech Duckpond - Duckpond Road, Blacksburg
A perfect place to picnic, the duck pond has picnic tables, park benches and a gazebo. It is located on the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg.
Hahn Horticulture Gardens
The Hahn Horticulture Garden encompasses nearly six acres of teaching and display gardens on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Established in 1984 by Horticulture faculty, the garden serves undergraduate students and the local community as a learning resource for plant material, landscaping concepts, and environmental awareness.
At the Heart of Your Kind of Town
There’s always something to do in downtown Blacksburg, home to excellent food, interesting boutiques and art galleries, the local farmers market, and the historic Lyric Theatre, which screens films and hosts all sorts of performances and events.
Pedestrian-friendly Main Street is lined with a variety of restaurants, many of them regularly offering live music. The weekly jam sessions at Market Square Park are especially popular. The area’s night life features activities for all ages: comedy shows, live performances, outdoor movies, special happy hours, and community gatherings.