Claw of the Dragon





Featuring more than 200 miles of incredible scenery, Claw of the Dragon is one of the most popular bike rides in the South among motorcycle enthusiasts.



Traversing Southwest Virginia’s captivating back roads and looping through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the trail’s epicenter is in picturesque Wytheville. With various loops snaking west into Marion and east into Galax, riders, who can easily jump on the route from Interstate 77 or 81, will experience stunning mountain views as the ride takes them into parts of seven Virginia counties.



In Wytheville, riders can enjoy a number of intriguing roads within the historic community, as well as a number of remarkable sights. A trip to the top of Big Walker Mountain along the 16-mile scenic byway will definitely prove exciting and eye-opening as riders will no doubt feel they have been transported to a haven of incomparable outdoor beauty.



Other must-see stops on Claw of the Dragon through Wytheville include Beagle Ridge Herb Farm, West Wind Winery, Fort Chiswell Animal Park and Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre. Riders will also want to check out Wytheville’s charming downtown, which is rich in history and features unique shopping, fascinating museums, and exceptional restaurants like the 1776 Log House Restaurant and Graze on Main, located in the historic and award-winning Bolling Wilson Hotel. A number of other lodging opportunities are also available, including the gorgeous Trinkle Mansion Bed and Breakfast.

Live Music at Big Walker Lookout

Big Walker Lookout’s Mountain Top Music

Big Walker Lookout’s Mountain Top Music

Every Saturday & Sunday, May through October, 12 – 4pm


July 6 – Brush Creek Gospel

July 7 – Valley Grass Band

July 13 – Marv Ashby & High Octane

July 14 – Jim Lloyd & Friends

July 20 – Jim Crandall

July 21 – Barry Bowman

July 27 – Hollow Ground

July 28 – Central Pickers Band

Aug. 3 – Edith Shumate

Aug. 4 – Mike Gray Gospel

Aug. 10 – Cabin Creek Bluegrass

Aug. 11 – Tom Roush

Aug. 17 – Jim Crandall

Aug. 18 – Valley Grass Band

Aug. 24 – Cabin Creek Bluegrass

Aug. 25 – Central Pickers Band

Aug. 31 – Lilly Comer

Sept. 1 – Mike Gray Gospel

Good Ole Country Gospel

Good Ole Country Gospel

July 5 – Sept. 1

WHDT is happy to present our vision of “good ole” country gospel!

The production will feature favorite songs that we grew up singing, from spiritual, happy, hand-clapping numbers to sweet, beautiful inspirational hymns played by our own talented musicians. Join us in this opportunity to Praise the Lord!

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Summer Saturday’s Concert Series

Summer Saturday’s Concert Series

From June through September, the first Saturday of each month, West Wind Farm has in a great band for you to enjoy at a concert!


July 7 from 6 to 9pm – Virginia Remnants

August 4 from 5 to 8pm – Heat of the Night

September 1 from 5 to 8pm – ThornRose – Annual Wine & Swine Event

Tickets are $10 per person. The event is rain or shine. All ages welcome. Outside alcohol prohibited and illegal. Food/beverage available for purchase. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs! For more information call West Wind Farm at 276-699-2020 or e-mail! We look forward to seeing you this summer!

5 Best Outdoor Adventure Destinations in Wytheville

5 Best Outdoor Adventure Destinations in Wytheville


You are going to have an unforgettable experience in Wytheville and we promise your trip won’t lack for adventure! Wytheville is fortunate to have a number of local, state, and national parks that offer wonderful outdoor experiences for everyone. Not surprisingly, there is also a wealth of camping, hiking, hunting, and picnicking opportunities.



Just outside the town limits, you’ll find Crystal Springs Recreation Area, a scenic 1,800- acre area where you can truly get back to nature and camp, bike, hike or picnic. The trails offer a variety of lengths and difficulty, with farmland, forests, and a clear mountain stream serving as a picturesque background.



Wytheville offers many other incredible experiences, starting with a visit to the top of Big Walker Mountain. At an elevation of 3,405 feet, the lookout features an observation tower and a swinging bridge. The oldest and highest private scenic attraction in Virginia is the starting point of the Toland’s Raid Civil War trail that ends in Wytheville. Also of note: the lookout at the top of the mountain is a Virginia Birding trail and offers breathtakingly beautiful views.

25New River Kayaking


Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the area which is home to the second oldest river in the world. The New River is a true recreation destination for outdoor enthusiasts who love spending time on or in the water. The dazzling river flows through spectacular mountain scenery and features some of the best fishing around, as well as whitewater rafting, canoeing, boating, camping and more.



No outdoor excursion in Wytheville would be complete without a visit to Beagle Ridge Herb Farm. This 160-acre wooded retreat has more than four miles of nature trails, as well as display gardens and seasonal events. Relax in the gardens and enjoy a cup of herbal tea, learn about herbal crafts and natural lotions and creams or just take in the breathtaking views. You’ll also love Flying Flowers, the name given to the butterflies in the gardens. A walk-through butterfly house allows you to strolls among these gorgeous creatures before you enjoy some Butterfly tea and some delicious lunch.



Historic Shot Tower State Park should also be on your bucket list. The 57-mile trail follows an abandoned railroad bed along the New River and features hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, tubing, kayaking, fishing, camping and picnicking. Visitors to the park can also ascend Shot Tower, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built more than 200 years ago.