While you're staying in Flat Top you will be able to have a great time visiting Jefferson National Forest. There are actually a lot of different things that you can enjoy doing around Jefferson National Forest. The forest is a popular tourist attraction in its own right, however there are lots of different attractions.
Spending time finding out about these attractions and researching them beforehand will make your trip much more successful and enjoyable.
Staying in Flat Top is very pleasant if you check yourself into a Flat Top Bed and Breakfast.
Jefferson National Forest
5162 Valleypointe Parkway
Roanoke, VA 24019
Jefferson National Forest is one of the most popular tourist attractions in West Virginia. The forest is very popular with hikers and wildlife spotters. The entire park is located in a very beautiful part of the country. The most popular activity in this area is horseback riding along miles of trails. There are also pony and trap rides which are popular with children.
Claytor Lake State Park
6620 Ben H Bolen Drive
Dublin, Virginia 24094-5643
Claytor National Park is situated in a 4,500 acre area of land; the lake is home to Claytor Lake which is where it gets its name from. Claytor Lake park offers lots of different types of activities which can be enjoyed in this park. There are several miles of trails for hiking; there are also swimming and camping facilities.
Both the lake and the park are named after the vice president of Appalachian Power, Graham Claytor. Claytor Lake state park is located a few miles away from Jefferson National Forest.
Valley View Mall
4802 Valley View Blvd
Roanoke, VA 24012
This is a huge shopping mall which is located within easy reach of Jefferson National Forest. If you've had enough of getting back to nature then a trip around Valley View Mall could be an ideal opportunity. The Valley View Mall is located close to Jefferson National Forest and it's also home to lots of restaurants and cafes. This means that you will be able to shop and eat in comfort.
When visiting the Valley View Mall and any other attractions in Flat Top you should stay in a local Flat Top Inn.
This is an old open air market which is thought to be the oldest market of its type in continuous operation. The market also hosts events at seasonal times throughout the year. Every year a chili cook-off contest is held, and every month they host a Art by Night event.
O. Winston Link Museum
101 Shenandoah Ave
Roanoke, VA 24016
The O. Winston Link Museum is a fantastic location to check out if you're ever in the area. The museum is built inside a Raymond Loewy property. There are lots of photographs of the railroads and interesting history.
All of the images are interesting and they show just how difficult it was to construct the railroads. Many of these photographs have appeared in magazines and books.
Link's photographs are well-known and have been featured in many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum.
The museum is located in downtown Roanoke in the well-known historic rail area of town. This is an old area of town which still includes the Hotel Roanoke which was built in the 1800s.