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Alleghany County, with elevations over 4,000’ high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, offers attractions centered around the splendid outdoors.
 
Two unique and awe-inspiring attractions are the Blue Ridge Parkway and the New River, said to be the second-oldest river in the world.
 
The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders 469 miles between Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks – and right through the middle of Alleghany County. Popular with bikers during the summer months, this ribbon of road meanders through mountain ridges and thrills drivers with unexpected encounters with deer, turkey, and the occasional, but elusive, black bear.
 
Located at Milepost 213 on the Parkway, the Blue Ridge Music Center includes an outdoor amphitheater and indoor interpretive center used to highlight an important strand of American musical culture, still alive and thriving in the region. Weekly concerts, usually on Saturday, are free or have a nominal admission charge, from June to mid-October.
 
New River State Park is host to a variety of kayakers, canoeing families, and adventurous tubing enthusiasts. The New River, wide and shallow, passes through fields of wildflowers, meadows and farms, hugs rocky overhangs, and was dedicated as a National Scenic River in 1976.