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.
Damascus, Virginia, was fourth place (out of 647 entries) in Budget Travel's "Coolest Small Towns in America" contest in 2012.
Click here for a walking map of Damascus
provided by the Damascus Old Mill.
Damascus goes wireless. Free internet for residents and visitors.
Click here for a map and information.
The Damascus Times is a weekly newspaper. Subscribe, or pick up a copy at one of several
locations in the area.
Click here for the online edition.