Visit Russell County , Virginia

Russell County offers a complete vacation from the beautiful outdoors, all terrain vehicle trails, to our own flat-footin’ music. Experience, Russell!

Experience Russell!

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Sugar Hill Brewing Company

November 24th, 2016|Comments Off on Sugar Hill Brewing Company

Owners Greg and Jennifer Bailey turned an old hardware store in downtown St. Paul, Va., into the area’s newest destination for quality craft beer, food and community gathering. This was [...]

TransAmerica Bike Route

November 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on TransAmerica Bike Route

TransAmerica Bike Route What is the Transamerica Bicycle Route? The TransAmerica trail, or “Bikecentennial ’76” was first conceived by Greg Siple in California in 1972. He, his wife [...]

Old Russell County Courthouse

November 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Old Russell County Courthouse

This former courthouse was built in 1799 by Henry Dickenson. A stone building, the structure replaced a log courthouse that was burned during the Revolutionary War. A brick wing was [...]

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Sugar Hill Brewing Company

November 24th, 2016|Comments Off on Sugar Hill Brewing Company

Owners Greg and Jennifer Bailey turned an old hardware store in downtown St. Paul, Va., into the area’s newest destination for quality craft beer, food and community gathering. This was achieved with a lot of [...]

Experience Russell!

  • TransAmerica Bike Route

    TransAmerica Bike Route

    TransAmerica Bike Route What is the Transamerica Bicycle Route? The TransAmerica trail, or “Bikecentennial ’76” was first conceived by Greg Siple in California in 1972. He, his wife June, and their friends Dan and Lys Burden were riding the Pan-American route from Anchorage, [...]

  • Old Russell County Courthouse

    Old Russell County Courthouse

    This former courthouse was built in 1799 by Henry Dickenson. A stone building, the structure replaced a log courthouse that was burned during the Revolutionary War. A brick wing was added to the stone structure by the Robert Dickenson family between 1830 and 1850. Used [...]

  • Mendota Fire Tower & Overlook

    Mendota Fire Tower & Overlook

    The Mendota fire tower lies atop the Clinch Mountain on the Russell / Washington County line, and is a popular destination for hikers and bird watchers. The scenic gravel road winds to the trail head parking area at the top of the mountain. There are [...]

Outdoors

Mendota Fire Tower & Overlook

The Mendota fire tower lies atop the Clinch Mountain on the Russell / Washington County line, and is a popular destination for hikers and bird watchers. The scenic gravel road winds to the trail head parking area at the top of the mountain. There are two routes to the tower, one a short but steep hike of about 1/4 mile. The other route is an old service road, also approximately 1/4 mile, but more moderate [...]

Clinch River Adventures

Come Get Drenched in the Clinch!!!! Clinch River Adventures is located in the Heart of Appalachia on the most biodiverse river in America, the Clinch River. Small treasure pulled from the Clinch River. We currently offer the following services: Tubing Canoeing Kayaking Paddleboarding Fishing Kayak Shuttle Service -for individuals with their own watercraft   Clinch River Adventures ⊕ is a great experience for anyone, whether you're an adventurous kayaker or you just want [...]

Bird Watching

Russell County is a virtual paradise for bird watching, from the mountains to the valley farmland and forests. One hundred eighty-two bird species have been recorded from Breeding Bird Surveys, Christmas Bird Counts, and field reports. Top birding spots include Laurel Bed Lake, Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve, Clifton Farm Road, and The Loop. Majestic Golden Eagles winter here.  The rare Loggerhead Shrike (aka butcher bird) is a year-round resident.  Thousands of Broad-winged Hawks migrate in [...]

Clinch Mountain W.M.A.

Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area The beautiful serenity that the backcountry of Clinch Mountain WMA. Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA), the second largest WMA in Virginia, is also the state's most biologically diverse. The steep rise from the valley floor at 1,600 feet to the highest peak of 4,700 feet is the primary reason for the diversity. At lower elevations, southern hardwoods—trees more typical of north Georgia—prevail, along with related bird [...]

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Sugar Hill Brewing Company

November 24th, 2016|Comments Off on Sugar Hill Brewing Company

Owners Greg and Jennifer Bailey turned an old hardware store in downtown St. Paul, Va., into the area’s newest destination for quality craft beer, food and community gathering. This was [...]

TransAmerica Bike Route

November 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on TransAmerica Bike Route

TransAmerica Bike Route What is the Transamerica Bicycle Route? The TransAmerica trail, or “Bikecentennial ’76” was first conceived by Greg Siple in California in 1972. He, his wife [...]

Old Russell County Courthouse

November 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Old Russell County Courthouse

This former courthouse was built in 1799 by Henry Dickenson. A stone building, the structure replaced a log courthouse that was burned during the Revolutionary War. A brick wing was [...]

Raven Ridge

November 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Raven Ridge

Raven Ridge is a mountaintop retreat bordering the Channels State Forest. The 14 mile Brumley Mountain trail crosses the Raven Ridge property, leading to the Channels, a unique maze-like rock [...]