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Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County in northwest Virginia between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 39,284 residents. Blacksburg is home to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (better known as Virginia Tech.) Blacksburg offers many unique stores, art galleries and restaurants, a moderate climate and lots of recreational opportunities. There are over 500 acres of parkland in town and 100 out of town that provide playgrounds, sport fields, natural areas, greenways and more. Blacksburgs greenway system consists of miles of walking and biking trails linking the many beautiful places in town. There are also many cultural and historical sites in Blacksburg, including Historic Smithfield Plantation, The Huckleberry Trail and the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech. Blacksburg Museum includes innovative exhibits and educational programs that engage visitors. The Historic Lecture Series, co-sponsored by Smithfield Plantation, the Sixteen Squares Walking Tour, and participation in community events such as Steppin' Out are just some of the museum's annual programs. The museum is currently undergoing restoration of the Alexander Black House and the Odd Fellows Hall, which will be dedicated to collecting, preserving, and presenting the contributions of African-Americans to the community.

Surrounding areas: Damascus, Virginia (8.5 mi), Abingdon, Virginia (9.1 mi), Whitetop, Virginia (16.4 mi), Bristol, Virginia (23.1 mi), Mouth of Wilson, Virginia (29.1 mi)

Blacksburg Vacation Rentals

Blacksburg Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Travelodge Glade Spring12412 Maple StGlade Spring, VA2.5 mi.(276) 429-5131
Holiday Inn Express940 E Main StAbingdon, VA7.1 mi.(276) 676-2829
Quality Inn & Suites930 E Main StAbingdon, VA7.1 mi.(276) 676-9090
Martha Washington Inn150 West Main StAbingdon, VA9.1 mi.(276) 628-3161
Comfort Inn170 Jonesboro RdAbingdon, VA9.2 mi.(276) 676-2222
Comfort Suites Abingdon1093 Ole Berry DrAbingdon, VA9.2 mi.(276) 698-3040
Hampton Inn Abingdon340 Commerce DrAbingdon, VA9.4 mi.(276) 619-4600
Super 8 Motel298 Towne Centre DrAbingdon, VA9.4 mi.(276) 676-3329
Super 8 Motel711 Townview DrLebanon, VA16.7 mi.(800) 800-8000
Courtyard By Marriott Bristol3169 Linden DrBristol, VA18.8 mi.(276) 591-4400
La Quinta Inn #933 - Bristol1014 Old Airport RdBristol, VA18.8 mi.(276) 669-9353
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites3005 Linden DrBristol, VA19.2 mi.(276) 466-4100
Comfort Inn2368 Lee HwyBristol, VA20.2 mi.(276) 466-3881
Super 8 Motel Bristol2139 Lee HwyBristol, VA20.6 mi.(276) 466-8800
Econo Lodge11965 Gove C PerryClaypool Hill, VA21.6 mi.(276) 963-7227
Comfort Inn5558 Lee HwyAtkins, VA22.6 mi.(276) 783-2144
Econo Lodge912 Commonwealth AveBristol, VA23.0 mi.(276) 466-2112
Claypool Hill Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites180 Clay DrPounding Mill, VA23.0 mi.(276) 596-9880
Super 8 MotelRt 2 Box 565Pounding Mill, VA23.0 mi.(276) 964-9888
Super 8 MotelUS Rt 19 & Va 24637Pounding Mill, VA23.0 mi.(276) 964-9888
Microtel Inn & Suites Bristol131 Bristol East RdBristol, VA23.1 mi.(276) 669-8164
Regency Inn975 Volunteer PkwyBristol, TN24.0 mi.(423) 968-9474
Howard Johnson Inn2221 Euclid AveBristol, VA24.2 mi.(276) 669-7171
Knights Inn2221-2 Euclid AveBristol, VA24.2 mi.(276) 669-7171
Hampton Inn3299 W State StBristol, TN26.8 mi.(423) 764-3600
Bristol Lodging Services LLC111 Holiday DrBristol, TN26.9 mi.(423) 968-1101

Blacksburg Weather & Climate

The mountainous Northeast region of Tennessee has a temperate climate with moderately cold winters and warm, humid summers. Precipitation is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year so there is no distinct wet or dry seasons. October has the least rainfall, July the most. Snowfall is variable from year to year, and some winters have relatively little. Thunderstorms occur anytime of the year, but are most frequent in spring and summer. Summer temperatures are rarely extreme, but the high humidity often makes it seem hotter than it actually is. Severe storms are infrequent in the state, being east of the center of tornado activity, south of most blizzard conditions, and too far inland to be affected by hurricanes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 42°F 21°F 3.79 in. -
February 47°F 22°F 3.61 in. -
March 56°F 30°F 4.33 in. -
April 66°F 38°F 3.85 in. -
May 74°F 48°F 4.52 in. -
June 81°F 56°F 3.44 in. -
July 84°F 61°F 4.71 in. -
August 83°F 59°F 4.15 in. -
September 77°F 52°F 3.16 in. -
October 68°F 39°F 2.51 in. -
November 56°F 30°F 3.04 in. -
December 46°F 24°F 3.86 in. -

Blacksburg Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located about 37 miles west of Blacksburg in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, the Wilkes County airport (UKF) located approximately 54 miles southeast of Blacksburg in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the Greeneville Greene County Municipal airport (GCY) located roughly 67 miles southwest of Blacksburg in Greeneville, Tennessee, the New River Valley airport (PSK) located around 68 miles east of Blacksburg in Dublin, Virginia, and finally the Hickory Regional airport (HKY) located about 74 miles south of Blacksburg in Hickory, North Carolina.

Blacksburg Attractions

Golf Courses
Virginia Tech Golf CourseBlacksburgVA 
Scenic View Golf CourseChilhowieVA8.2 mi.
Deer Field Golf CourseDamascusVA8.5 mi.
Saltville Golf CourseSaltvilleVA9.3 mi.
Cypress Creek Golfers ClubSmithfieldVA14.4 mi.
Smithfield Downs Golf ClubSmithfieldVA14.4 mi.
Holston Hills Country ClubMarionVA16.6 mi.
Bear Trace at Tims Ford State ParkWinchesterTN16.9 mi.
Virginia Golf Center & AcademyCliftonVA18.4 mi.
Westfields Golf ClubCliftonVA18.4 mi.
Roan Valley Golf EstatesMountain CityTN19.7 mi.
Clear Creek Golf ClubBristolVA22.9 mi.
Steel Creek Golf CourseBristolTN24.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC40.9 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC40.9 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC41.2 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV69.8 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV75.5 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC75.9 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC111.3 mi.
State Parks
Hungry Mother State ParkVA18.8 mi. 
Grayson Highlands State ParkVA20.5 mi. 
Mount Jefferson State ParkNC31.6 mi. 
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN42.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN42.5 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC89.6 mi.
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA109.6 mi.

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