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.