Roanoke River Adventures
If you meander through southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, you’ll likely cross over the Roanoke River at least once or twice. It pulls water from coastal plains along the eastern Appalachians and redistributes the water across Virginia, creating lush scenery and endless opportunities for recreation. Roanoke has a front-row seat to it all.
More than 200 bird species and countless plants and animals call the Roanoke River Watershed home. But bird watching and animal encounters are just two of the reasons why a day on the river is a must while visiting Roanoke. The Roanoke River Greenway is a network of trails and recreational sites along the river. From fishing to kayaking, hiking to picnicking, find out what the Roanoke River is all about.