Outdoors

12 11, 2016

Mendota Fire Tower & Overlook

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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 [...]

16 05, 2016

Clinch River Adventures

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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 [...]

4 04, 2016

Bird Watching

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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.

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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 [...]

20 03, 2016

Channels Natural Area Preserve

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Forest History The Virginia Department of Forestry purchased what is now the Channels State Forest from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in early 2008. The purchase was made possible through funding from the Virginia Land Conservation Fund. TNC had purchased the property a few years earlier for the purpose of protecting and conserving [...]

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