The New River Valley is filled with many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to satisfy their thrill for adventure. Whether you want to explore the river on a kayak trip, get on a bike and explore the trail, or learn how to climb trees, or just take a van tour of our local wineries- you will be sure to nurture your sense of adventure with New River Retreat.
"I teach my own method of climbing that took me over 5 years to develop. The technique is honed to be as simple and as efficient as possible using the least amount of hardware. I lean heavily on knots because once perfected, you can never lose them and they are always there when you need them." - Bob Wray
The park has a full-service marina with docking slips, supplies, fuel, boat rentals and refreshments. Also, enjoy the beach!
A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
Fort Chiswell Animal Park is Virginia's most interactive zoo and is conveniently located less than three miles off Exit 80 on 1-81/I-177 in Wytheville, Virgina. Animals from six continents roam across 45 acres and you'll become a part of their world as your guide takes you into their habitat aboard the safari bus. At the Zoo, you're encouraged to touch, feed and photograph. It's the zoo where the animals WANT to see you!
Open to public game days are usually held alternating Saturdays and Sundays on approximately 10+ acres of varied terrain. Playing field is located in the New River Valley, approximately 20 miles from Blacksburg (Virginia Tech) or Radford (Radford University). Use your own equipment or rent for a great day of fun at reasonable rates.
We offer the nicest driving range in the New River valley, with plenty of room to let the balls fly. But that's just the beginning. At Cox's Driving Range we also offer:
- A beautifully landscaped 18 hole putt-a-round
- A practice putting green with sand trap
- A top-of-the-line golf and batting pro shop
- Batting cages with variable speed, softball and baseball
- Professional golf instruction from Tim Cline
- The perfect setting for birthday parties
- Friendly service
Come on by to work on your game or relieve some stress.