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.
We’re all limiting our social interactions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the Dan River region has opportunities to pursue outdoor adventures individually or in twosies and threesies. We’ve gathered some of our favorite destinations and activities here to provide a safe but effective cure for cabin fever. Y’all stay safe out there. And... Full Story
Braided with rivers and streams that run through mountains and foothills, the Dan River region makes for excellent birding. Birding trails and sites can be found on both the North Carolina and Virginia sides of the state line. The region’s varied geography makes for great birding and wildlife watching. Come visit us and catch the... Full Story
Learn about current and future outdoor recreation in Eden. Rub shoulders with others who care about the Dan River State Crossings region. And take a relaxing two-mile hike alongside a peaceful creek. You can do all of these things at the annual meeting of the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) on Saturday, March 7, at... Full Story
Who doesn’t love cruising a beautiful country road in the Piedmont and foothills of the Blue Ridge? Waterways define the Dan River State Crossings, natch, but most people find cars to be the easiest way to explore it. We’ve charted out three roads that slice through welcoming towns, gorgeous countryside views and fun places to... 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!