Hiking

Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve Trail

- Length: 1 mile

- Rating: moderate/strenuous

- Directions: At Floyd, go south on US 221, and follow it about 6 miles. Turn left (south) on 727 (Union School Road) and go about 4.5 miles to Conner Grove Road (VA 799). Turn right onto 799, go about 100 feet and turn left onto Moles Road (VA 727). Go about 1 mile, and turn right to stay on VA 727. Go 1 mile to a 3-way fork. Bear to the right and follow the gravel access road to the summit parking area.

- Note: From the "End of State Maintenance" sign, it is approximately 1.1 miles to the parking area and trail head. Past the "end of State maintenance" sign, there is a 200' section of road requiring high clearance, all wheel drive vehicles. Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve encircles Buffalo Mountain, a knob within the Smith Mountains whose shape resembles the head of a Buffalo. A steep but moderately graded one-mile trail leads explorers to a peak of 3971 feet. This area is unique in that it offers sub-alpine vegetation, magnesium rich soils, and windswept balds along the summit.

Dodd Creek Trail

- Length: 1.25 miles

- Rating: Moderate

- Directions: Floyd County Parks & Recreation park. From stoplight in Floyd to North on Rt. 8 about one half mile. On the left, across from the Family Dollar store, take Park Drive to the back of the recreation park past the ball field. There is an entrance to the trail to the right of the parking lot bordered with a split-rail fence.

Rocky Knob/Rock Castle Gorge Trail

- Length: 10.8 miles

- Rating: Strenuous

- Directions: Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 169. A visitors center is located north of the parking lot near Rocky Knob picnic area. Check in at the visitors center and ask for a trail map. This trail starts easy at the entrance to the Rocky Knob campground around milepost 167. Then the trail descends over three miles into the backcountry camping area in the bottom of the gorge. The strenuous and rugged nature of the trail reveal part of the reason this pathway was given National Recreational Trail status. Also, in the springtime to early summer, nearly 200 varieties of wildflowers are visible along the trail area. The rest of the trail is a 7.3-mi ascent back out of the gorge on the return trail. You'll see tunnels of rhododendron and other thick mountain foliage, a splashing stream, and high open meadows. The entire loop is 10.8 miles and the elevations range from 1,700 to 3,572 ft. A few small historic structures are visible along the trail, including a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.

Smart View Loop Trail

- Length: 2.6 miles

- Rating: Moderate

- Directions: Blue Ridge Parkway mile post 154.5 The Smart View Trail has some spectacular views, it goes into the Blue Ridge back country, crosses over a few primitive bridges, has a mild rock climb. On a clear day you can see Philpott Lake 1000 feet below from a 100+ year old cabin.

Warren G. Lineberry Memorial Park Trail

- Length: 0.5 miles

- Rating: Moderate

- Directions: From stop light in Floyd go south on Locust St.(Rt. 8) to 284 S. Locust St. The park is on the right next to the Winter Sun building. This new trail starts at the park and winds through the woods. It ends at the Jesse Peterman Memorial Library parking lot on W. Main St.

 
Shopping

A Little Monkey Business

Festive Fine Art • Organic Wear • Hemp Apparel • Fair Trade • Home Decor • Gifts • Accessories • Come in for a unique shopping experience

Anne Vaughan Designs Jewelry

Handcrafted layered gemstone necklaces with matching bracelets and earrings, as well as one of a kind and limited designs. In-studio shopping by appointment @AnneVaughanDesigns.com/studio.

Blue Ridge Florist and Gifts, Inc.

Family owned and operated. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt.

Coco Mia

Cocoa Mia is an family-owned chocolate company. We sell hand-crafted chocolate confections, baked goods, coffee, and chocolate beverages made daily right in the store.

Finders Keepers

An antique/variety store. Antique and used furniture plus garden statuary and unique yard art.

Floyd Country Store

The Floyd Country Store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music, dance, good food and local crafts right in downtown Floyd.

Floyd Farmers Market

Floyd Farmer’s Market supports local farmers by making homegrown food available to everyone in the community. Join us on Saturday mornings, 9 to 1, May-November.

Floyd Jewelry

Established in April of 1994 Floyd Jewelry has always strived to bring the utmost in top quality merchandise to it’s customers as well as unparalleled customer satisfaction. We are a family owned and operated business.

Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon offering gourmet foods, wine, beer, cheeses, toiletries, supplements & unique gifts. Supporting over 30 local producers and farmers.

Hey Helen

Hey Helen is a lifestyle boutique offering new women's clothing and accessories. A fun, contemporary chic Main Street shop.

Pheonix Hardwoods

We handcraft one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories from local hardwoods and slabs we mill and dry ourselves. Come visit! (Call first.)

 
Dining

Blue Ridge Restaurant

You can look forward to some of the best in home-style cooking!

Bootleg BBQ

We cook fine smoked foods including but not limited to Pulled Pork, Baby Back Ribs, Chicken and Brisket. Mobile unit is located on South Locust St. , just South of Wintersun building/ Dogtown Roadhouse (206 S. Locust St.) Hours vary with seasons.

DJ's Drive In

We are a curb service restaurant! Serving you Classic American food for over 60 years.

Dogtown Roadhouse

Hand-crafted wood fired pizza, over a dozen craft brews on tap, and great music in a casual environment.

El Charro Mexican Grill

El Charro Mexican grill in Floyd VA.

Floyd Country Store

The Floyd Country Store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music, dance, good food and local crafts right in downtown Floyd.

Jonesburg Pepper Company

We are a small take out restaurant that specializes in chicken wings, sandwiches and all things pepper.

Mickey G's Italian Bistro

Featuring full menu of Italian classics and our signature dishes. rick oven pizzas & calzones. Fresh seafood.

Red Rooster Cafe

Red Rooster Coffee is artisan roasted in small batches, one block from the only stoplight in Floyd, VA.

The Pine Tavern

The Historic Pine Tavern has been serving Blue Ridge Mountain cuisine in Floyd since 1927. We are not fine dining, we are mighty fine dining.

Breweries/Wineries
 
Recreation
 

Buffalo Mountain Adventures

Guided Outdoor Adventures (Paddling, Caving, Climbing, Hiking, and more!) Customized Trips for: -Small Groups -Corporate Retreats/Team-Building -Educational Opportunities/Workshops

Buffalo Mountain Ziplines

Come experience nature in a whole new way! Our 8 cable zipline course is great for ages 3 and up!! Groups are welcome. Discounts available.

Chantilly Farm

200 acre camping and outdoor events venue. Home of the annual Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, County Fair and other great events. Available for rentals.

On the Water

A canoe, kayak or tube awaits on scenic Little River. Shuttle service, rentals, camping, youngsters and seniors- its the new side of Floyd.

Rocky Knob Recreation Area

One of the first developed areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway, offers camping, picnicking, and wonderful opportunities for hiking.

Historic
 

County Sales

The World's Largest Selection of Bluegrass and Old-Time Music - with over 4,500 Bluegrass, Old-Time, Country Western, and Cajun music CD's, cassettes, books, and videos

Epperly Mill

An iconic piece of Floyd history with 2 fully equipped luxury guest suites, resting along Dodd Creek and only 1 mile from Downtown Floyd.

Floyd County Historical Society Museum

The Ridgemont Hospital – Marie Williams House is now home to the Floyd County Historical Society Museum HOURS:Thursday, Friday & Saturday, noon to 5:00pm Admission is FREE!

Mabry Mill

A special and unique part of history is found here at Mabry Mill. Originally built in 1910, the historic water-powered grist mill, sawmill and nearby...

Schoolhouse Fabrics

We welcome you to come to our store. There is 3 floors of fabric in the main building. Upholstery fabrics are located in a building behind the main store.We have fabric for almost everyone's needs Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Stonehaven Bed and Breakfast

Located one mile from the Floyd Country Store, StoneHaven offers the setting of days gone by in this rich, original 1920's Georgian style home.