The Alleghany Highlands continue the tradition of putting the Roanoke Region on the outdoor recreation map. Races in the highlands recently won praise from Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine, one of the strongest and most trusted authorities on outdoor sports in the region. In their February issue, Blue Ridge Outdoors cited the Middle Mountain Momma cycling race, the Alleghany Highlands Triathlon, Jackson River Scenic Trail Half Marathon, Allegheny Gran Fondo, and events at Lake Moomaw including a BASS fishing tournament and open water swim.
From biking, cycling, and trail running, to open water swimming and fishing, the Alleghany Highlands has something for every competitor. This diversity is just another example of the Roanoke Region’s ample outdoor recreation resources.
Roughly half of the Alleghany Highlands lies inside the national forest, and includes a large portion of Douthat State Park meaning there is endless opportunities to get out and explore the area, even if you are not racing.
Learn more about the races and other outdoor activities in the area here >>>