Located on the banks of New River, Allisonia is the perfect place to stay when exploring the nearby state parks. New River Trail State Park boasts of countless trails that are accessible to both hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders. Following an abandoned railroad right-of-way and flanked by the rushing rivers, this trek is truly unique. Fishing and canoeing are also popular. Further on are the Blue Ridge Mountains, with sweeping valleys and towering ridges, there are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. Allisonia is also surrounded by quaint small towns oozing with old-time appeal. Charming villages steeped in Civil War history are perfect to spend an afternoon getting lost in local farmer’s markets teeming with locally grown produce, antiques, and traditional artisanal crafts.