Find your 2023 Adventure IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA!

Nestled among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are a Gateway to Virginia’s mountains; Virginia’s Rail Heritage Region; and The Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Not to mention two lakes; two river blueways and two historic towns. With traditions steeped in heritage through arts, music, and culture; you will discover an array of things to see and do in Franklin County, Virginia.
Experience a jam session along the Crooked Road or an exciting range of entertainment at the Harvester Performance Center. Discover local arts and hand-made crafts around the historic towns of Rocky Mount and Boones Mill. Find your Outdoor “Gate-away” with a hike on scenic trails, padding more than 70 miles of blueways, reeling in trophy bass or taking a splash at Philpott Lake and Smith Mountain Lake – now celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
No journey to Franklin County is complete without visiting the cultural and historic exhibits at Booker T. Washington National Monument – the birthplace of famed orator, and the Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum – where you will learn about life and culture in the Blue Ridge region.