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23 11, 2016

TransAmerica Bike Route

Cycling, Things To Do|

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, Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina when they decided to [...]

23 11, 2016

Old Russell County Courthouse

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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 as a residence until the 1970's, the courthouse began to [...]

12 11, 2016

Mendota Fire Tower & Overlook

Outdoors, Things To Do|

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 [...]

9 11, 2016

Ellenbrook Museum

Things To Do, Uncategorized|

Ellenbrook, otherwise known as Number 4, is the historic home of William Alexander Stuart, founder of the Stuart Land & Cattle Company. Construction of the home was completed in 1858. Ellenbrook offers a mini museum, which displays artifacts, memorabilia, photos, and articles associated with the Stuart family. Special event hosting is also provided. Hours: Monday [...]

9 11, 2016

GRIP Outdoor

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Kayak & River Floats on the Clinch River With two locations to serve you and many more on the way, GRIP Outdoor is the area's premier river kayak and river tubing experience!  Our Bob McDonough designed kayaks are designed to be stable, comfortable, easily navigated, and most of all tons of fun.   Even our most inexperienced customers [...]

16 07, 2016

Kaitlyn Baker – “Heart of Appalachia”

Music, Things To Do|

A native of Southwest, Virginia, Kaitlyn Baker is becoming a popular choice in Nashville and write her song's about the hardships of living in and around  the coal country of Southwest, Virginia.  She maintains her Appalachia Elezethon English from her ancestors and you can hear that mountain accent ringing through her songs. With [...]

16 05, 2016

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 [...]

21 04, 2016

Vincent’s Vineyard

Discover Russell, Things To Do|

Vincent’s Vineyard   Vincent’s Vineyard is a family owned and operated farm which lies at the foothills of the majestic Clinch Mountain, the perfect venue for wine tastings and gatherings. Come and “Experience the Grapeness” in a relaxing atmosphere with some good old fashioned hospitality you won’t forget. Try our fine wines that will [...]

4 04, 2016

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 [...]

4 04, 2016

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 [...]

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