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    List of the Top Dessert Places in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee

    By Kathleen Brown | October 14, 2022

    There’s no better way to celebrate National Dessert Day than with a visit to one (or multiple!) of our local bakeries or candy shops.  Places for Desserts and Ice Cream in Abingdon, VA  Anthony’s Desserts Anthony’s offers a wide selection of homemade treats. The convenient location on Main Street in downtown Abingdon makes it an... Read More

    Things to Do This Fall in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee

    By Kathleen Brown | September 23, 2022

    Fall in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee creates a beautiful backdrop as the mountainsides change into magnificent oranges, reds, and yellows. Along with the stunning fall foliage, fall in the region offers numerous festivals and events for the entire family to enjoy. Abingdon, VA, Marion, VA, and Bristol, TN/VA are central locations for taking part... Read More

    A Day on the River in Abingdon, VA

    By Kathleen Brown | August 24, 2022

    Abingdon, Virginia is a must-visit destination for outdoor adventurers, from biking the Virginia Creeper Trail to hiking the numerous trails in the region to spending time floating on South Holston Lake or one of the area’s peaceful rivers. There is definitely not a lack of things to do when visiting or living in Abingdon and... Read More

    Weekend Music Events in Southwest Virginia

    By Kathleen Brown | June 17, 2022

    Summer in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennesse is filled with music, festivals, and good times. With events happening in Abingdon, Bristol, Marion, and surrounding areas all summer long, you never have to search too hard to find something to do whether you call the region home or are only visiting the beautiful area. Abingdon Music... Read More

    Top Things to Do in Smyth County, VA

    By Kathleen Brown | September 2, 2021

    Whether you’re planning a getaway to beautiful Southwest Virginia or thinking about moving to the area, you may be wondering what activities you and your family can enjoy in the region. Located in the heart of the mountains of SW Virginia, Smyth County is a growing destination for outdoor adventurers and those looking to live... Read More

    Highlands Realty Sponsors the 48th Annual Hungry Mother Festival

    By Kathleen Brown | July 22, 2021

    As one of the longest-running festivals in Virginia held in a State Park, the Hungry Mother Festival promotes arts, live music, local food, and family fun. We were proud to be a sponsor for the 48th Annual Hungry Mother Festival in Marion, VA this past weekend and looking forward to being a part of it... Read More

    Must Visit Places in Downtown Bristol VA/TN

    By Kathleen Brown | June 17, 2020

    Downtown Bristol is packed full of activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Besides the numerous shops, restaurants, and breweries there are some other great places that you don’t want to miss. Birthplace of Country Music Museum Being an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is a real treasure in... Read More

    Must-Visit Corn Mazes Around Southwest VA & Northeast TN

    By Kathleen Brown | October 8, 2019

    If visiting a corn maze is on your fall bucket list, make plans to head to one (or all!) these corn mazes around Southwest VA and Northeast TN. Whether you enjoy the scare of a haunted maze or just the challenge to find your way out of a corn maze, this is a list of... Read More

    Halloween Events around Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee

    By Kathleen Brown | October 1, 2019

    Abingdon, VA Halloween Events Haunted Hill at the William King Museum of Art When: October 26, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM Trick-or-Treating in the Town of Abingdon The Town of Abingdon will observe Halloween on Thursday, October 31, 2019. All trick-or-treating must be concluded by 10 p. m.   10th Annual Pumpkin Walk... Read More

    Top 5 Things To Do in Bristol TN/VA this Fall

    By Kathleen Brown | August 27, 2019

    Paddle or Float South Holston Lake: A day at the lake may usually be associated with summertime, but time out on SOHO Lake can be just as enjoyable in the fall! Whether you’re kayaking or motor boating, the peaceful feeling of being out on the water, refreshing cool breeze, and the lovely mountain views is... Read More