About the Area

Bordered on 3 sides by the New River and neatly tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Radford features an achingly picturesque setting for a diverse and charming array of activities. A small city with big opportunities, visitors can enjoy a rich culture and interesting historical sites, as well as an abundance of recreational offerings.

Come see why you can Find it in Radford.
Biker and Joggers on Trail
Parks & Fishing
Of Radford's 14 parks, 2 offer ready access to the New River, where enthusiasts can boat, kayak, canoe, or tube on the gentle, clear water.

The fish are also constantly biting, with muskie and smallmouth bass being the favorites. Take to the river on your own or leave it to the local experts and book a guided fishing trip.

The parks also offer numerous picnicking, hiking, and recreation opportunities, as well as 4 stops on the Virginia Wildlife and Birding Trail.

Points on Virginia’s Civil War Trail and Wilderness Road can also be found in Radford, in addition to the homestead of pioneer Mary Draper Ingles, best known for her 700+ mile trek back home after being kidnapped by a Shawnee tribe.

Radford University
Radford University (RU) also hosts numerous theater, art, dance, and music productions throughout the year. RU’s Planetarium also creates an interesting option to consider while in Radford.