Looking to rent Kayaks, tubes, rafts or bikes? Alleghany Outdoors in Covington rents them all. Whether you are looking for a short trip down the Class I and Class II rapids on the Jackson River, or want to spend most of the day, they can assist with equipment and shuttle service so you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the Jackson River Valley. Bike the 13-mile Jackson River Scenic trail, ride the river, or do both; a variety of packages await.
Bolar Mountain/Lake Moomaw Recreation Area
Lake Moomaw is created by the Gathright Dam on the Jackson River. This 2530-acre lake has 43 miles of undeveloped shoreline and crystal clear water. Guests can hike, boat, fish, swim, picnic and camp in the area. The recreation area has over 11 miles of hiking trails.
Douthat State Park
Rated as one of the top 10 state parks in the US, Douthat State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. With 4 miles of stream fishing, a 50-acre lake with trout, bass and channel catfish, boat rentals and a sandy beach, the park calls to water recreationists. In addition, the park maintains over 43 miles of hiking, biking and bridle trails. Picnic area, an amphitheater and playgrounds round out the numerous recreational options.
Bath County has many miles of clear mountain streams perfect for the fly fishing enthusiast. Contact Vine Cottage for information on guided fly fishing trips.
Hidden Valley Recreation Area
Hidden Valley provides a variety of outdoor activities from hiking, fishing, bird watching and more.
The Jackson River Gorge is a beautiful hike along the Jackson River. Hidden Valley Bed and Breakfast is the site for the movie Somersby. Located approximately 10 miles from the Inn.
Over 60% of the county consists of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Numerous trails are available for hiking and details can be found on the Bath County website or by visiting https://www.alltrails.com/
The 1,100 mile Mid-Atlantic Back Country Discovery Route runs right through Bath County. Ride the route to get to us or plan several day trips from the Inn.