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Hiking Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain at Dusk

Pilot Mountain State Park features great views of the Piedmont and the surrounding mountains. You’ll see the rest of the Sauratown Mountains, of which Pilot Mountain is a part. The countryside spreads out below the namesake mountain. Winston-Salem is even visible on a clear day. Pilot Mountain State Park Trails It is a very popular … Read more

Pilot Mountain Vineyards


Pilot Mountain Vineyards is a nice new little gem of a winery in the area, with a welcoming tasting room and outdoor patio. Beautiful View of Pilot Mountain It sits within view of Pilot Mountain. View the mountain while sipping wine in the tasting room or while lounging on the patio. Personalized Fire Pits! Enjoy … Read more

Hiking Hanging Rock State Park

Views of the Blue Ridge from Hanging Rock Peak

Hiking Hanging Rock State Park is a great way to see the beautiful Blue Ridge mountain range, including a distant view of the peaks around Fancy Gap. There are 13 trails totaling more than 20 miles in the park. There are peaks with great views and hikes to beautiful waterfalls. It’s a great option when … Read more

Mabry Mill


Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed places on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just a few miles from Fancy Gap, it’s easy to see what makes it a popular destination for folks in the area. There have been countless pictures taken over the years of the picturesque mill across the pond. Other activities and … Read more

Hiking Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain State Park is a very unique place to hike. The park features several hiking trails, the most popular of which circles the iconic granite mountain, makes its way along Stone Mountain Falls and provides a glimpse into what life was like centuries before it was even made a state park. Stone Mountain Loop … Read more

Roaring River Vineyards

Roaring River Gate

Along with Jolo Winery and Vineyards, Roaring River Vineyards has quickly become one of our favorite wineries within striking distance of Fancy Gap. Everything is top notch. The setting is unique and beautiful. The tasting room and restaurant are comfortable, warm and inviting. The wine and the food are delicious. The owners and staff are … Read more

Iron Heart Winery

Iron Heart Winery - Entry

Iron Heart – A Rich History and a Cast of Characters The Iron Heart Winery is a great little winery. After one visit, it has become one of our favorites. What makes this winery so interesting is its history. Benjamin Clements mined saltpeter on this land during the Revolutionary War. Then when the war was … Read more

Valentine’s Day at Chateau Morrisette

Chateau Morrisette

Looking for romantic options for Valentine’s Day around Fancy Gap? Why not treat her to a delicious meal or wine and chocolate at Chateau Morrisette. This is one of our favorite wineries on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We love the views of the surrounding Blue Ridge, the great food and the delicious wines. If you’re … Read more