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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Roanoke Valley Loop

Description

The Roanoke Valley Loop explores a large area west of the City of Roanoke, with northern sites in southern Botetourt County and southern sites dropping southward towards Floyd County. This diverse assortment of sites offers nature enthusiasts a wide variety of habitats to explore. In addition to montane forests, these venues offer riverside views, riparian corridors, and open fields. Birding is at its peak during migration when songbird density can be especially attractive to visitors. Throughout the year, however, places like Havens Wildlife Management Area and Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve are likely to be productive for finding a variety of wildlife.

Loop Map

Services

Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce
540.473.8280
bccoc@rbnet.com

Botetourt County Office of Tourism
(540) 473-1167
travel@botetourt.org

Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce
540.983.0700
bdoughty@roanokechamber.org

Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
800.635.5535
dkjolhede@visitroanokeva.com

Salem Visitors Center
888.827-2536
charveycutter@ci.salem.va.us

Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce
540.387.0267
dkavitz@salemva.org

The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail Program recommends checking the following Web sites for lodging, restaurants and other service providers:

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