Things to Do Around Bluebird Hill

There's not a lot to do around our cabin, Bluebird Hill, but, after all, that's really the point!    However, everyone gets a little "cabin fever" now and then so here are a few links for ideas of things to do!

Galax Website view website
Galax, Virginia is the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The City is rich with tradition, shopping, recreation and scenic beauty. A visit to Galax, Virginia offers everything from quaint downtown shops to hiking and Old Time Bluegrass Music festivals. Come, explore Galax!
Blue Ridge Parkway view website
Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System. "America's Favorite Drive" winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures complement spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys.
New River Trail view website
This is a 57-mile long state park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park meanders through Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski counties in southwestern Virginia and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. This unique park features 57 miles of continuous trail. Great for hiking and biking!
Blue Ridge Music Center view website
Come hear live old-time and bluegrass music in a gorgeous mountain setting! The outdoor amphitheater concerts and programs will begin on June 2, 2007 and run through September 29, 2007. Concert time will be 7 p.m. There will be an admission fee of $3.00 to most concerts with some additional ticketed events. Children under age 12 will be admitted free. Also check out the First Saturday Square Dances the first Saturdays in June-September with lessons 4:30-5:30p and square dances starting at 6p with live music.
Best Place to Eat in Fancy Gap! view website
Never had a bad meal here yet. This place is a dive but the down-home cookin' is not to be missed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Don't miss the homemade cakes and pies!
Another Nearby Town to Explore view website
Meadows of Dan is a small community with many unique shops and interesting people to visit. Walking around the town you might even meet Sammy Shelor, IBMA's award winning banjo player and native of Meadows of Dan. Country stores, antique shops, a knife shop, a fudge factory, a farm and craft market, ice cream parlor, wineries and more all create a special shopping experience in an area surrounded by beauty where visitors become friends and come back over and over again to shop, sit on porches, and just relax in a special place.
Best Barbeque in the Area view website
A great place to get take-out on your way to a concert on the lawn at the Blue Ridge Music Center. With fantastic prices, great service, and award-winning bar-b-que, the Smokehouse is one of Galax's favorite restaurants. Don't miss the homemade banana pudding, recently featured in Southern Living magazine.