With its unique geography the Breaks Interstate Park offers all there is to love about Southwestern Virginia, linked to the unbridled energy of its neighboring sites in Eastern Kentucky. Adding in its affiliations with other organizations, the Breaks Interstate Park becomes a very rich experience indeed. We open windows into the region’s unique musical and historical heritage as well as its abundant natural beauties. Follow the trail is the catchphrase here, and when you do you’ll have choices: a bike trail, a birding and wildlife trail, as well as an artisan’s trail and a 250-mile route that focuses on the vitality of our musical heritage. An Appalachian-based theatre collaborative, a Civil War museum, and a driving route through Hatfield-McCoy country continue to round out the story. But with this quick list, we have only hinted at what lies in store. Scroll down for details on specific attractions.
The Crooked Road
Breaks Interstate Park is an Affiliated Partner with the Crooked Road, a 250-mile route that meanders through the mountains of southwest Virginia, celebrating this region’s unique music heritage. We’re proud that our gospel and bluegrass events are a part of this musical journey. The trail also includes outdoor recreational activities, museums, crafts, and historic and cultural programs. www.crookedroad.org
U.S. Bicycle Route 76
Breaks Interstate Park is on U.S. Bicycle Route 76, or the Transamerica Route, which runs from Yorktown, VA to Astoria, Oregon. Cyclists may visit the campground store to enter their name into the log.
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Breaks Interstate Park is part of the Lonesome Pine Loop of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. The waterways, as well as surrounding mountains, offer a great diversity of habitat for a variety of endemic wildlife.
Southwest Virginia Artisan Trail
The park is a supporting business member of the ‘Round the Mountain Southwest Virginia Artisan Network,’ which focuses on promoting the wonderful arts and crafts heritage of the area. The organization helps artisans in southwest Virginia reach a larger audience by showcasing their unbelievable talent. www.roundthemountain.org