Twin River Outfitters is a full-service paddlesports business that rents canoes, kayaks, tubes, and rafts on the James, Maury, Jackson, and Cowpasture rivers. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains — only 25 minutes from Downtown Roanoke — Twin River is one of the largest river outfitters in the area. Established in 1978, TRO is an experienced river based business that runs a variety of safe, scenic, and fun river trips that appeal to all skill levels. In addition to a variety of day trips, they also offer multi-day and overnight trips that include riverside camping.
River tubing trips are 1.5 to 3 miles in length and feature great current, easy fun rapids, and typically great water levels all summer long. Trips include shuttles, life jackets, and commercial grade river tubes.
Be as adventurous as you wish — tour the vineyard, follow nature paths, and picnic — or lounge in the barn and inhale the beautiful vista as you sip one of Blue Ridge Vineyard’s signature wines.
Blue Ridge is the proud holder of three 2011 Virginia Governor’s Cup medals and five gold medals from Virginia Wine Lover Magazine.
Blue Ridge Vineyard is located in Eagle Rock, VA, which is a short and beautiful drive (less than 45 minutes) from Salem, Roanoke, Lexington, Buena Vista, Natural Bridge, Vinton, Fincastle, Buchanan, and just about anywhere in between. Take the afternoon off and come see why people come for the music, stay for the view, and return for the wine.
Blue Ridge Vineyard is part of the Wine Trail of Botetourt County.
Located in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia at the foot of the Peaks of Otter, the winery of the same name features fruit of the farm wines.
Although Peaks of Otter grows many fruits for the wine, apples are the main crop. Apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, and pears are used to make wine, cider, and butters. These “grandma’s style” wines are excellent with snacks, as an after dinner wine or just sipping.
The winery is open daily from April through December and on weekends January through March.
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