Abingdon, Virginia offers historic sites and outdoor recreation

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(WBIR-Virginia) Live at Five at Four is on the road in Abingdon, Virginia.

There's so much to do and see and the weather is perfect for an outing. The Blue Ridge Mountains offer many recreational options complete with rivers, lakes, and trails.

The 34 mile Virginia Creeper Trail starts in Abingdon then continues through Damascus and ends just past Whitetop Station on the Virginia-North Carolina.

The Martha Washington Hotel and Spa is an elegant options for overnight visitors.

The historic Barter Theater has featured noted actors including Ernest Borgnine and today offers live entertainment. Upcoming productions feature Welcomes Back to the Ivy, Hollywood Confidential, and A Facility for Living.

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Heartwood brings artisans and crafters to SW Virginia

Steve Butera visits Heartwood where visitors can see arts, crafts, music, food. They can buy wine, have coffee, enjoy music. 276-492-2400 www.heartwoodvirginia.org

Abingdon Tavern: serving folks since 1779

The Tavern, the oldest of Abingdon's historic buildings and one of the oldest west of the Blue Ridge, was built in 1779. Monday-Saturday Bar opens at 4:30 Dinner 5 to 9pm www.abingdontavern.com

Barter Theater remains a top draw in Abingdon

When they opened, they accepted produce as admission. Things sure have changed at the Barter Theatre. Steve Butera gives us a history lesson For a list of of upcoming performance dates visit www.bartertheatre.com or call 276-628-3991

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