There’s a location just Northwest of our wonderful Smith Mountain Lake that is most certainly worth a drive and a day away from the water… Virginia’s Explore Park. With a vast array of opportunities to explore Virginia’s distant past, this 1,300 Acre park offers everyone a chance to see all the different aspects of 17th, 18th and 19th Century life through demonstration and re-enactment. To fully appreciate the history this area has to offer, Explore Park has many special programs each week including Folk songs and dance, historic programs, ‘Fun with my Folks’ programs, Celtic and Appalachian Folk Festivals and many, many more!
The Virginia Explore Park has a really fantastic website as well with an Events & Programs calendar. Here’s a quick excerpt from their text:
What’s your pleasure? How about some cool but thoroughly authentic interpretation of early Virginia history? Take a stroll through the woods or a spin on your mountain bike along miles of trails. Drop your
hook in the Roanoke River. If you’re hungry, enjoy a special treat at the Historic Brugh Tavern.
If history isn’t ‘your thing’, how about mountain biking, fishing, hiking, canoeing & kayaking, or picnicking? There is definitely something here for everyone! Spend the day steeped in history, visit Virginia’s Explore Park.