The Most Colorful Season
Fall arrives a little early in Bath County. The foliage is usually at its peak a week or two ahead of central and southern Virginia. When the colors are at their most vibrant, it’s an unforgettable sight.

Here are three great reasons to spend a long weekend in the mountains this fall:
Lake Moomaw
1. Your photos of the scenery will be a huge hit on social media. Make your Facebook and Instagram friends say “wow.”
fall hike courtesy of Natural Retreats
2. The cool weather is ideal for a walk or a bike ride. You can choose to hike on a mountain trail or stroll the pedestrian-friendly villages of Hot Springs and Warm Springs. Also, the Jackson River Scenic Trail, a great place for a walk or bike ride, is just down the road in neighboring Alleghany County.
dark skies
3. With the hazy days of summer behind us, the dark skies of Bath County make stargazing spectacular. Plan your visit at >
Take the Back Roads
fall scenic drive from Natural Retreats
In every season — especially fall — the peaceful roads of Bath County are a favorite destination for motorcyclists or people who just want to explore. The unspoiled scenery and lack of traffic are two main reasons why riders and drivers find the back roads so appealing.
motorcycle rides and scenic drives brochure
The popular Motorcycle Rides and Scenic Drives brochure features five loops that begin and end in either Warm Springs or Hot Springs. Get a free copy or view the online version. Don’t delay. The open road is waiting.
scenic drives in Bath County Virginia
Destination Dining
destination dining in bath
Foodlore Fridays
For a long time, the best kept secret in Bath County has been the extraordinary dining choices. Visitors have always appreciated the variety of options, including standards like pizza, sandwiches, salads and country cooking. Recently, people have begun choosing Bath County as a weekend destination specifically for a dining experience. Sometimes, visitors return because of a favorite chef or establishment. Other times, they come for a special event like Foodlore Fridays, which is a summer time event that celebrates food, farming and community.

The secret is out. Bath County is a hot destination for all self-proclaimed “Foodies.”
New Visitors Guide Available
2020 VG cover
Just in time to help you plan a perfect fall getaway, the brand new Bath County Visitor Guide is available absolutely free. The guide offers information on the great places to stay, dine and shop in Bath County, as well as a look at the outdoor recreation options and the arts & culture scene. You’ll find a few other surprises in the guide, including a self-guided tour of the Warm Springs and West Warm Springs Historic District, details on the burgeoning agri-tourism scene, and an introduction to local craft beverages, including beer, wine and cider.

The Visitor Guide can be viewed online as an interactive flipbook, or you may have a printed copy delivered by mail.
wine at Rock Roadhouse Winery
Rock Roadhouse Winery is opening a tasting room in downtown Hot Springs. The scheduled grand opening is
December 12, 2020. Learn more >
Bath County Plein Air Festival painting
The Plein Air Festival is a favorite annual tradition in Bath County. Due to COVID-19, the festival has been re-scheduled for June 6 — 13, 2021. Mark your calendar and Like our Facebook page to stay informed.