Damascus Virginia, voted by Blue Ridge Outdoors as the “2021 Top Adventure Town,” in the tiny Town category, has nine trails that converge in its small radius, seven of which are nationally known:  The Appalachian Trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Trans-American Bicycle Trail, the Trans-Virginia Bike Route, the Daniel Boone Trail, the Crooked Road Music Trail, the Iron Mountain Trail, the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, and the Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route. 

The Appalachian Trail brings thousands of people through our beautiful Town with our annual Trail Days event being a major celebration. The Virginia Creeper Trail brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to Damascus yearly.  A tourist Town, because of these wonderful trails meeting here, Damascus has become a highly desired destination. 

“Outdoor recreation is imperative to the health and wellbeing of each and every person on this planet.  We need to make sure we preserve the conservation of our Parks and Trails.”

Mayor Katie Lamb, Damascus, VA