Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia sits Abingdon. Abingdon combines its historic charm and southern hospitality with an artsy vibe and magnificent outdoor recreation. Incorporated as a town in 1778 from what was a settlement known as Black’s Fort, Abingdon is the home of historical landmarks, natural splendor and unique activities.
The Virginia Creeper Trail was once the route followed by an old railroad. Named for both the steam engine that traversed its rails and the native Virginia Creeper vine, this 34-mile multi-use trail begins in Abingdon.
Grayson Highlands State Park is another prime example of the outdoor recreation options Abingdon offers. This pocket of Appalachian high country offers beautiful mountain meadows and rhododendron-filled forests combined with trout streams and lofty peaks, all within this mountain meadow.
While in town, be sure to visit Virginia’s most famous stage, the Barter Theatre. Founded in 1933, it hosts live music, world-class museum displays and artist galleries. There is also the Martha Washington Inn & Spa. Built in 1832 as a private residence, the Martha Washington Inn & Spa offers impeccable spa treatments as well as 63 rooms and suites.