Appalachian Trail

This driving route parallels the hiking trail, from the top of New England to the heart of Dixie, taking you through continuous natural beauty—without the sweat, bugs, or blisters.

Floyd

The town of Floyd, west of the Blue Ridge Parkway, about an hour southwest of Roanoke, has only one stoplight, so it’s easy to find The Floyd Country Store (540/745-4563, $5), which is famous for grilled cheese sandwiches, bowls of chili, and its weekly Jamboree. Every Friday at 6:30pm, the display cases are pushed aside and the floor given over to real country music, square dancing, and shuffling feet.

 

Floyd

The Floyd Country Store (206 S Locust St.)