The Blue Ridge Parkway winds through Caroll County for 27 miles.
The world famous Mabry Mill, located at Milepost 176.2 was built in 1930 by Ed & Lizzie Mabry.
Today Mabry Mill is the most photographed spot on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
There are events, music, a restaurant and tours of Mabry Mill through the summer season.
Hike, bike or ride horseback on the New River Trail.
The 57-mile long New River trail often parallels the New River.
The New River Trail is recognized as one of the top 10 mountain bike trails in the United States.
Spend time on the New River canoeing!
Or take a more liesurely journey down the New River in a tube.
Or bring your gear and go fishing on the New River!
Historic Shot Tower State Park
12 Miles to Historic Foster Falls
New River Trail State Park: Hiking, Horseback Riding, and More
Laurel Bluff is approximately 14 miles from Galax, VA. Galax is named after the Galax leaf.
Galax has earned recognition as the world capitol of Old Time Mountain Music. The Fiddlers Convention is held the second weekend in August each year.
Nearby Galax offers dining, antique shops, a farmer's market, a school of the arts as well as several festivals including the state BBQ championshop. Galax is also the trail head for the New River Trail and is home to the historic Rex Theater.
The Carroll County Courthouse is famous as the site of a shootout in 1912 involving Floyd and Sidna Allen, where 5 people were killed. Founded in 1842, Carroll County is named for Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
The Sidna Allen House, located in Carroll County on US 52 (2 miles north of US 52 & Parkway) near Fancy Gap, was the home of Mr. Allen, who gained notoriety in the 1912 shootout at the Courthouse.
The World Famous Embers, a beach music band, is seen here performing at a festival in Hillsville Va. which is held every July.
14 miles to Mount Airy - Home of Andy Griffith - ("Mayberry, NC") and the world's largest open-faced granite quarry.
Pilot Mountain State Park, south of Mount Airy.
Visit Olde Mill Golf Course & Skyland Lakes Course, two of the state's most scenic golf courses.
The Gap Deli