Ridge Region Overview

Milepost 0-106, from Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro, VA to the Roanoke Valley is dominated by a ridge-top driving experience with magnificent views of the flora and fauna of Appalachian hardwood forests and sweeping vistas of the Great Valley of Virginia.

The concepts of living in and visiting the mountains are introduced at the Humpback Mountain Farm and at the Peaks of Otter where visitors have visited and vacationed for centuries. Transportation themes are revealed at the Kanawha Canal along the James River. Climbing and descending ridge tops and gaps offer magnificent views both east and west and the flora and fauna of Appalachian hardwood forests. Areas once cleared for agriculture, trade routes and subsistence living now support U.S. National Forest areas and adjacent designated wilderness.

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