Even if you love the city, it’s still good to get a taste of the great outdoors. When you’re downtown, there’s no limit to the amount of things you can experience outside. For the urban adventurer, events like the Cycling Criterium, the Drumstick Dash, the Jingle Bell Run/Walk and the AEP Festival 5K/10K Run are just a few of our more popular annual outdoor activities. There are many great places like Elmwood Park where you can sit, relax, and just take it all in - it’s the perfect retreat. Elmwood Park is also the Trail–head of the Roanoke Valley Greenways network.
Being surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains definitely has its perks and downtown Roanoke has whatever your inner outdoorsman desires. You’ll be amazed by what you see.
Roanoke is the best outdoor town on the East Coast! Learn about all of your outdoor options by visiting: