Crooked Road – 2010 Distinctive Destination

by | 23 Feb, 2010 | 3 comments

Southwest Virginia’s “Crooked Road” region has been named one of the 2010 America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

For ten years the National Trust has used the Dozen Distinctive Destinations program to highlight how historic preservation helps communities create a sustainable future and a strong economy through heritage tourism.

The Crooked Road is a 253-mile route through Virginia’s Appalachian region, winding through 10 counties, three cities, and 19 towns. It offers heritage travelers an opportunity to experience authentic mountain music in the region where it was born.


  1. Greg

    Thanks for your comment. My mate and I traveled the southern part of the Crooked Road in April May 2007. Much of it was closed. Bad time of the year I guess. Happy to try again next time I visit.

  2. John

    Having travelled the South West section of the crooked road in 2008, and meeting some of the nicest folks you’ll ever come across, the only negative aspect is….you’ll spend the time until your next visit wishing you were back there again!

    Which I will be doing in June…can’t wait. May even drop in and say gidday.

  3. InnkeeperVA

    G’day Australia Bluegrass!! WOW I LOVE THIS SITE! I am a naturalized Aussie and married my husband in NSW 21 yrs ago.

    We own The Claiborne House B&B in Blue Ridge Country Virginia – If you love cultural heritage music – Y’all git on out here…

    We are the start of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail right here in Rocky Mount Virginia. If you have never had biscuits and gravy at Dairy Queen while listening to toe tappin bluegrass – you better get out here to these Blue Ridge Mountains!

    Around here you can toss a rock in any direction and hit a musician!

    Stay with us at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast. See our website for local jams and events

    Where the violin sings…but the fiddle dances