The state of Virginia is such a great place. Traveling through Virginia’s Blue Ridge uncovers delightful small towns you’ll want to visit again and again. Vinton is such a town, offering unexpected surprises that beg you to linger a while. This should be on everyone’s list of places to see on your next family vacation.
Only two miles from Downtown Roanoke and can be accessed via Route 24 from the exit at Milepost 112 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Vinton offers plenty of things to do for everyone. Explore Vinton on foot or even on bike when you visit a few of our favorite stops in the 1880’s boom town.
The Town of Vinton’s history began long before it was finally chartered in 1884. The town can even trace its heritage all the way back to the mid-1700s, when the area was first originally settled, and even farther back in time when the area was part of an Indian trail which led to the Carolinas.
The history here is very exciting. Settlers originally began moving into the Roanoke Valley area in the mid-1700s to take advantage of all of the fertile land and abundant water supply. The Town of Vinton is located in Roanoke County, and is bordered on its western and northern limits by the wonderful City of Roanoke.
Let’s face it, not many places can offer so much to do and see like this wonderful place easily does. Vinton provides small town character with urban services and amenities located nearby. There are also opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as sections of the Roanoke Valley Greenway network and the town’s Tinker Creek Canoe Lunch.
From beautiful beaches to historic sites and yummy food, there is something in beautiful Vinton for both kids and adults alike. Don’t wait, plan your next trip today. When you are here, be sure to experience the many attractions that Vinton offers. With awesome places like Vinton Farmers’ Market, Read Mountain Preserve and Explore Park.