I really like what Dan Traveling puts out on video. His travel shorts are just enough to whet your appetite for a visit on your own while his documentaries give you in depth looks at parts of the country you would probably miss.
Pocahontas is a town in Tazewell County, Virginia, named for the Algonquian Native American princess Pocahontas. The population was 441 at the 2000 census… Pocahontas was the location of the start of this region’s coal boom with a spur line that launched the Norfolk and Western Railroad (now Norfolk Southern) into national prominence during the 1880s. The large two-state coal region bears the town’s name. Pocahontas was also the birthplace of jazz pianist Teddy Weatherford.
There’s nothing quite like autumn in southwest and central Virginia. As the colors unfold across the region, we wanted to know where you like to go and catch the fall foliage. Here are the top answers along with a few more extras you suggested.
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
You can tell the leaf-peepers from the rest of those traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. They are the ones going 10 miles below the speed limit and stopping off at every overlook to catch a better glimpse. Why not? That’s what the stretch of highway is for.
No two trips are the same. Whether you’re going to the Peaks of Otter or Mabry Mill, the most photographed landmark along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll always find colorful foliage and perhaps even bear or deer along the way.