RECREATION AND TOURISM

Hillsville’s location in the scenic mountains of southwestern Virginia make it the ideal weekend getaway destination for the traveler with an interest in history, nature, or photography.

Download Hillsville 2013 Tourism Plan

Historic Sites and Natural Wonders

Hillsville visitors and residents are just a short trip from some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of the United States.

  • Beaver Dam Creek Walking Trail: A scenic walking trail that spans 3 miles within the Town of Hillsville.
    The walking trail is a registered Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail and may be accessed from either Beaver Dam Road or the Carroll Wellness Center.
  • New River Trail State Park: 12 miles
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: 10 miles
  • Shot Tower State Park: 15 miles
  • Claytor Lake State Park: 25 miles
  • Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area
  • Grayson Highlands State Park

Local historic sites provide the ideal spot for an eventful afternoon.

  • Hillsville Downtown Historic District
  • Carroll County Courthouse: downtown
  • Carroll County Historical Museum: downtown
  • Mabry Mill: 18 miles
  • Levering Orchard: Ararat, VA (20 miles)
  • Chateau Morrisett Winery: 25 miles
  • Andy Griffith Playhouse: Mt. Airy, NC (25 miles)

Or, take advantage of the local recreation facilities.

  • Olde Mill Golf Resort: 12 miles
  • Swimming Pools: Carroll Wellness Center
  • Tennis
  • 3 Theaters
  • Library
  • Carroll County Recreation Department organizes softball, baseball, football, and basketball programs
  • Camping
  • New River

Carroll Wellness Center
 

2017 Events

·        May 20 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
featuring The Catalinas
Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square
Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
No admittance fee.

·        May 26-29 – Memorial Day Flea Market

·        June 17 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
featuring the Fantastic Shakers
Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square
Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
No admittance fee.

·        July 4 – Fourth of July Celebration
Parade at 4:00 pm – from Edgewood Dr. to the VFW
Free food, games, music and fun for the entire family
after the parade at the VFW.
Fireworks at the VFW at 9:30 pm.

·        July 8 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
Featuring The Embers
Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square
Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
No admittance fee.

·        August 19 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
Featuring The Tams
Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square
Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
No admittance fee.

·        September 1 -4 – Labor Day Flea Market & Gun Show

·        September 16 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
Featuring the Tim Clark Band
Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
Concert at 7:00 pm in Jail House Square
Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
No admittance fee.

·        October 7 - Friends of Hillsville Chili Cook-off

·        October 31: Safe Halloween, Main Street
Trick-or-Treating, hayride, costume contest, games, food and fun for all ages.
5:00 pm until 8:00 pm

·        December 2: Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Stocking Stuffing begins at 5:00 pm. Tree Lighting will begin at 6:00 and the Parade will follow at 7:00 pm in front of the historic courthouse. Parade lineup at the Carroll County complex begins at 6:00 pm. Parade theme- 

Lodging and Dining

Twenty-five restaurants will keep the active visitor well-fed while more than ten motels and inns provide all the comforts of home to the weary traveler. For more Lodging, Restaurant and Attractions listings, please visit PickPlayStay.com

Motel/Inn Phone # Location
Knob Hill Motel (276) 728-2131 downtown
Red Roof Inn (276) 728-9118 Exit 14
Super Eight (276) 728-4125 Exit 14
Holiday Inn Express (276) 728-9100 Exit 14
Hampton Inn (276) 728-2345 Exit 14
Motel 6 (276) 728-4136 Exit 14
Comfort Inn (276) 730-9999 Exit 14
Quality Inn (276) 728-2120 Exit 14

Additional area tourism information is available from Blue Ridge Travel Association and the Carroll County Office of Tourism

Hillsville is a great place to visit, but a better place to stay!

Check out what resources Hillsville has to
offer businesses below.

Tourism Zone Fact Sheet - Quick Facts about how to obtain Hillsville's Tourism Credits

Tourism Zone Ordinance - Outlines the benefits of being in the Tourism Zone including access to relief of real estate taxes, and partial meals and transcient taxes. 

Tourism Zone Map

Enterprise Zone Fact Sheet - Outlines the benefits of being in the Enterprise Zone including reduced water and sewer rates in Carroll County.

Enterprise Zone Map

Mount Rogers Planning District Commission - Check out what low interest loans are available here.

The Crossroads Institute - Many resources here including the small business development center.

People Incorporated Economic Development Loan and Tax Credit Information

Basics for Grant Writing PowerPoint Presentation - Presentation by Travis Jackson Presented on 11/30/2015 at Town Hall.