Welcome to the great outdoors of Lexington, Buena Vista and the Rockbridge area - where memories are made, naturally. Scenic byways and beautiful countryside connect the quaint cities and villages that make up the Rockbridge Area. With over 58,000 acres of National Forest in Rockbridge County and over 20,000 acres of state-managed land, you can enjoy a hike along a stream lined with mountain laurel or a stroll on the same path that was once a rail road. Camp at one of the various campgrounds and fish our stocked rivers for bass, catfish and trout. Run the rapids of Goshen Pass in a canoe or kayak or simply float along the Maury River in an inner tube. Enjoy bicycling through the Blue Ridge Mountains or horseback riding with one of our outfitters. When visiting, plan an extra day or two to take advantage of all there is to see and do. We have anything your adventurous heart desires.

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Farm Tours
Horseback Riding
Playgrounds/Picnic Areas
Scenic Drives
Skiing, Tubing, Ice Skating
Sporting Clays
  Geocache Challenge  


The Appalachian Byway Geocache Challenge is a high-tech treasure hunt using GPS coordinates to locate hidden geocaches along Scenic Route 39. The challenge spans five counties and two states, beginning in Lexington, Virginia and ending in Summersville, West Virginia.

Scenic Route 39 is loaded with great attractions and shops that feature wares by local artisans along with antiques and unique finds. There are plenty of great places to eat along the way, and when the day is done, you can choose from a plethora of lodging options to suit your style.

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If you have any questions or would like more information about Lexington & the Rockbridge area, please contact the Tourism Office at 540-463-3777 or 877-453-9822, email us, or use our Online Request Form.