For a fun day-trip from Abingdon, visit the town of Damascus, known as Trail Town USA. This outdoorsy small town is located at the intersection of the Virginia Creeper Trail and the Appalachian Trail.
It is traversed by the Appalachian Trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Trans-America National Bicycle Trail, the Iron Mountain Trail, the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, the Crooked Road Musical Heritage Trail, Virginia's Birding and Wildlife Trail, and lies within a short distance of hundreds of miles of other hiking, horse, and biking trails.
Bike to Damascus on the Virginia Creeper Trail, or take a quick 20 minute drive to the town.
Damascus was once the timber center. Old log roads, and railroad beds (Virginia Creeper Trail) offer biking, hiking, and horse trails. Crossed by white water trout streams, Damascus is the gateway to Mount Rogers National Recreation area.