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Best things to do in Patrick County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Winery
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“An absolutely fabulous place to shop for wine, enjoy a grand meal in the upscale restaurant, or attend any of the music events they provide.”
34 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful place to hike. Fairly easy 1 mile hike with great views from the top.”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mabry Mill - Self-guiding features restored mill and exhibits on rural life in Appalachia. Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop: Milepost 176 on the Blue ridge Parkway. Also, enjoy the Restaurant’s renowned buckwheat cakes & country ham during your visit to the most famous attraction on the Parkway and choose a special remembrance of your visit at the Gift Shop. ”
17 locals recommend
Campground
“Swimming, boating, just hanging out under the picnic shelter while doing a cookout. There are many things to do at Fairystone. You can even look for fairy stones to take home. Make sure to research the legend of the fairystones so that your souvenirs are more meaningful!”
6 locals recommend
Park
“This hike is all-time. A series of connected trails that can be done independently or together for a 11 mile loop. The hike takes you along a ridge line down into a valley/meadow and back up top. It has some steep sections and can be slightly vigorous during the ascents. Entire loop can be easily done at a leisurely pace in 5 hours. This is the hike that spawned the purchase of the cabin!”
9 locals recommend
Diner
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“One of the most photographed places in Virginia. Visit the mill, blacksmith shop and spinning room. Have buckwheat pancakes, country ham, and grits inside the dining room surrounded by Mountain Laurels. Live bluegrass music on Sundays between one and four o'clock.”
10 locals recommend
Food
“Awesome Italian style wine in a Tuscan Villa, bocce court, outdoor music, brick oven pizza (check schedule for pizza dates)”
12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Their mission is "to be the best music festival experience of our time... celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment." Held every July”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're looking for something romantic and a little upscale with good wines , food, & incredible views this is the place.”
5 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Near this campground around Milepost 167 Blue Ridge Parkway Floyd, VA 24091 you will find rock castle gorge national recreation trail.”
6 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Olde Mill features an eighteen-hole premier golf course on eight hundred fifty acres with a fifty four acre lake. You are sure to enjoy the peace and quiet of one of the hidden treasures the area has to offer. Quality staff and beautifully kept course. Call for TEE TIMES”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“Blacksnake Meadery is a family owned & operated farm winery. It is Southwest Virginia’s only Meadery. Wines are made from honey & traditionally known as meads, highlighting the floral characteristics of honey, rather than its sweetness. Free tastings are offered on select weekends. The Blacksnake Meadery is approximately 10 miles from The Blue Ridge Parkway”
6 locals recommend
Food
“Cool little general store that has all kinds of different sundry items. Also, it has a deli for hot breakfast & lunch items that opens early. They also have assorted ice creams. This is where I go to get a biscuit in the morning.”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Superb Hike, rated difficult. There are many easy walks or parts though! Just beautiful. Go to mile marker 169 to the right of the overlook. Then the steepest part is downhill, and the best views come last... Rocky Knob Recreation Area”
3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Philpott Lake is a popular destination for local people to reconnect with nature by boating, swimming, fishing or hiking. The lake has a marina, picnic and camping areas, and several boat launches. The visitor center provides more information about the Corps of Engineers operation, and displays photos and specimens of local plants and animals. The dam overlook near the small visitor center provides a spectacular view of the lake's coves and undeveloped shoreline and provides good photo opportunities. Sit, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the view, for you won't be likely to have a good cell phone signal. You can ride to the bottom of the dam for a look at the height of the dam. Here, it is cooler than the top due to the release of cold water to the Smith River. The Smith River is an excellent trout stream. There is a path between the visitor center and near the bottom of the dam, and other walking trails.”
5 locals recommend
Candy Store
“Nancy's - a sweet stop in Meadows of Dan. A one of a kind candy experience with any kind of fudge you can image! Free samples!!! Defiantly worth the drive of only a few minutes’ from Fancy Gap! ”
4 locals recommend