This was our first picnic stop in Virginia at a very shady rest area.
The pups enjoyed a long romp in a nice dog park in Roanoak, VA.
And on to breakfast in lovely downtown Roanoak. I had the coconut cream croissant!
This route was inspired by a recent article in Garden & Gun (see here) that suggests a route up Hwy 11 through the Shenandoah Valley. (Thanks to Tammy for the link.)
Of course, there was a detour right off! But it was very short and I was back on route. First stop, recommended by G&G was the Natural Bridge. Wow! 215 feet high, 55 feet higher than Niagra Falls. Walked right up on a baby copperhead right under the arch. Yikes!
Easy 1 mile trail to Lace Falls, just up the creek from the arch.