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Carvin’s Cove Natural Reserve by Craig Simonds

        Carvin’s Cove Natural Reserve is a municipal park near Roanoke.  Carvin’s Cove is less than eight miles from downtown Roanoke, and it is directly off of 1-81 so it is a convenient drive for those that live in the area.  The area...

Wasena Tap Room by Craig Simonds

         Wasnea Tap Room is a local bar and grill in Roanoke located right off the Greenway, and next door to the River Rock Climbing gym.  Wasena Tap Room opened on November 9th, 2012.  The bar is known locally for its expansive rotating ...

Downtown Salem by Craig Simonds

             Salem’s downtown, for all intents and purposes, consists of East through West Main Street and a couple of side streets.  To say this isn’t intended to diminish the area...

Roanoke Star by Craig Simonds

            The Roanoke Star, also known as the Mill Mountain Star, is the best known landmark of Roanoke.  The image of it is popular on items sold around the city, from shirts to key cha...

Texas Tavern by Craig Simonds

        Texas Tavern is a smaller diner-esque restaurant located on Church Street in downtown Roanoke.  Texas Tavern, known locally as “TT”, is directly next to Macado’s downtown location.  Texas Tavern is an 87-ye...

Roanoke Greenways By Craig Simonds

            The Roanoke greenways are paved paths that connect different areas of Roanoke.  People use them for recreational purposes, and getting around town.  On the greenways you can walk, run, bike, ro...

McAfee Knob By Craig Simonds

        McAfee’s Knob is a renowned spot along the Appalachian Trail.  The closest trailhead to the knob is only a short drive from Roanoke, Virginia.  The view from McAfee's Knob is one of the most beautiful of the en...