The 214-mile course of the Dan River crosses the state border of Virginia and North Carolina a total of eight times. As it does, it weaves together a land full of countless opportunities to explore and be inspired. We call this land the Dan River State Crossings. From vibrant historic downtowns to alluring shorelines and fertile farmlands, there are so many ways to experience an abundance of fun, history and culture.This site is your gateway to the many trips to take, things to do, tastes to experience, places to stay, and more, in the Dan River State Crossings region.
It’s the holiday season, and the Dan River region is celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Yuletide, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Day. The communities of the Dan River Basin are a wonderful place to celebrate the holidays, with parades, tree lightings, and more coming up in the next few weeks. Here’s a partial listing by date. ANNUAL WESTLAKE... Full Story
Thanksgiving marks a time for food, gratitude and family. And if you live in or are visiting southern Virginia or Piedmont North Carolina, it also makes a great opportunity to check out what Dan River region has to offer. The North Carolina and Virginia communities along the Dan River offer countless destinations for every kind... Full Story
There’s so much to do in Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia, that you can build separate weekends around auto racing, family fun and inspiring Instagram locations. Or for the ultimate weekend, jam all three themes together in a mishmash spree through Southside. For more ideas of things to do and places to visit in Martinsville... Full Story
The communities along the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia are home to thrilling outdoor recreation, delicious food and great shopping. But if you’re looking for something a little more unusual along the roadside, we’ve got that covered too. From the pages of “Weird Virginia” and the Roadside America website, we compiled a few... Full Story
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Dan River State Crossings was created by a coalition of local businesses and proud citizens of the Dan River Basin to showcase the opportunity and beauty of the region we call home. A series of public forums, meetings, educational sessions and groups like the Dan River Basin Association led to this project, but we also remain thoroughly connected to the people living within this vibrant community. We believe the Dan River State Crossings holds some of the most exciting outdoor adventure, economic potential and scenic beauty in all of North Carolina and Virginia, and we’re excited to spread the word far and wide!