Damascus, Virginia, is a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the gateway to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

It is traversed by the Appalachian Trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Trans-America National Bicycle Trail, the Iron Mountain Trail, the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, the Crooked Road Musical Heritage Trail, Virginia's Birding and Wildlife Trail, and lies within a short distance of hundreds of miles of other hiking, horse, and biking trails.

The town is becoming a major tourist destination for those seeking a way into the wilderness. We invite you to visit with us, sit on the porch of one of our bed and breakfasts, ride a bike through our forests, walk beside a mountain stream, and make yourself at home.

Mobile phone site

Local residents: click on this line to see current notices related to town business.
Town Council meeting date, Market Summary, more.

Coming soon: volunteer opportunities in Damascus.
Dog park, skateboard park, town beautification, Trail Days, Konnarock project, more.


Five Days in Damascus

Suggested activities for a five-day vacation

Creeper Trail Zipline
Combine a Creeper Trail Zipline tour with a bike
trip or a visit to Grayson Highlands or to the High Country.

Click here or on a photo for a suggested itinerary for a five-day visit to Damascus.

Downtown Damascus, Virginia.

Horse riding tours
Book a family or individual trip with Appalachian Horseback Riding Adventures and explore the Virginia Horse Trail.

Exploring Mount Rogers
Explore Virginia's highest mountains in the majestic Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, with trails over a mile high.

Virginia Creeper Trail
Take the classic ride on the famous Virginia Creeper Trail, considered among the best rail-trails in Eastern America.

Doing nothing much in Damascus
Get comfortable in a small town where you can walk around or just sit or lie down and rest. Let the kids explore.

Gino Di Dio
Gino Di Dio, a new Damascus resident and an international artist,
volunteers his time to create an artistic representation of a fishing scene in Town Park. See some of his other works here.


Autumn in Damascus
Autumn in Damascus
Come visit.
Town of Damascus - first official video
Town of Damascus video

Click on the photo to see the first official video for the Town of Damascus, or go to this link: https://vimeo.com/84332824

Damascus, an Appalachian Trail Community
Damascus, Virginia
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