Things to Do

While choosing your own Evergreen Trail Tree is the perfect adventure in itself, the breathtaking beauty of the pristine Alleghany County landscape offers a rare reprieve from the hectic world. We invite you to explore and enjoy all that our world away from it all has to offer.


Blue Ridge Parkway

Doughton Recreation Area

Doughton Park is the largest recreation area on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This 6,000 acre state park offers more than 30 miles of hiking trails that wind through meadows, valleys and along streams.
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Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at the mountain’s base. The scenery is only one attraction of the park.

Test your fly-fishing techniques in more than 20 miles of designated trout waters. Or, with more than 16 miles of trails, take a hike in the park. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain is bounded on the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the west by the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands. More than 14,100 acres of mountain beauty offer opportunities for outdoor activities of all kinds.

Papa Goats Cabin Rental

Papa Goats Cabin Rental
627 Three Creeks Lane
Sparta, NC 28675
Farm: 336.372.3055
Cell: 704-618-7360

Come visit our fully loaded cabin with all the comforts of home. The cabin is situated on Papa Goats Christmas Tree Farm, and the cabin is available for rental throughout the year. As you walk up to the cabin you will notice the huge front porch. It has been decked out with a grill, comfortable chairs and a swing for those intimate times with friends and family. You will enjoy the atmosphere of the surrounding mountains as you sit and listen to the sounds of nature accompanied by the onsite working Christmas tree farm.

As you enter the cabin, you will notice the spacious living area with a sleeper sofa, dining table, and sleeping loft above.
To the left is a kitchenette with all the necessities of home. On the right is the main sleeping area with a full size bed and dresser.

Visit Papa Goats Tree Farm on FaceBook for more information or contact us at the number above. Papa Goats tree farm is a member of the Evergreen Trail Christmas Farms.

Little River Paradise Cabin Rentals

Little River Paradise Cabin Rentals
305 Windwood Lane
Galax, VA 24333
Phone: 336-657-8587
Click here to visit their website.

Little River Paradise… two Non-Smoking cabins sitting on eight acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, bordering on the river. Ideal for family reunions.

Both cabins have large decks overlooking the river to watch deer, rabbits, geese, and ducks. You can hear the rumble of the water over the rocks from the decks. So peaceful and relaxing. A pond for fishing is also on property. Listen to the frogs and watch the fish on the pond edge. Water lilies grace the edge of the pond so beautiful. Also tubes are provided for tubing in the river.

Location: Galax, Blue Ridge Highlands, Virginia, USA (Within 1 1/2 hrs from Roanoke VA & Charlotte NC)

Accommodations: 1 – 2 bedroom Cabin, 1 – 3 bedroom Cabin (both pet friendly)

Activities (on site or nearby): Biking, Golf, Tennis, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating, Rafting, Sledding, Tubing

Sparta Florist & Gifts

Sparta Florist & Gifts
151 South Main Street
Sparta, NC  28675
336-372-8344 or 336-372-8049
Click here to visit their website.

Sparta Florist & Gifts is Alleghany County’s oldest Florist established in 1955; we are a full service Florist, with FTD, Teleflora, Bloomnet (1-800-flowers), & the Flower Shop Network. & have Gifts for all occasions. We are a Platinum Dealer with Demdaco Home Products, & stock the full line of Willow Tree Angels by Susan Lordi, we also offer Cabin décor items by Big Sky Carvers, and Yankee Candles.

If you are looking for Holiday decorations Sparta Florist & Gifts is your source in Alleghany County for all your trim a tree items & unique one of a kind gifts for that someone special. When looking for a lasting enjoyable Holiday memory, make Sparta Florist & Gifts your destination.

Mountain Dreams Realty

Mountain Dreams Realty, Inc.
3647 US Hwy. 21 South
Sparta, NC  28675
Click here to visit their website.

Mountain Dreams Realty offers the finest in vacation rentals. From a cozy carriage house for 2 on rushing Little River to a gorgeous mountain top log home with magnificent views, our vacation homes offer peaceful seclusion and true mountain ambiance. All of our homes are fully furnished and equipped. Come to the mountains and dream a mountain dream!

For information on all of our rentals, we invite you to visit our website at or call us at 1-800-513-1622. We look forward to hearing from you.

Shaw Fine Woodworking Gallery

Shaw Fine Woodworking Gallery
3727 NC Hwy 18 South
Sparta, NC 28675
Gallery/Workshop: 336.372.8000
Cell: 336.529.4080
Click here to visit their website.

“Wood has a magical, mystical quality unlike any other organic material. It can warm our hearts, soothe our souls, and ignite our imaginations. Its beauty and character changes with the light, and unlike we humans, it only gets better as it ages.”
At Shaw Fine Woodworking, our mission is to build wood furniture and cabinetry that will last a lifetime and longer…to be passed down to subsequent generations as cherished heirlooms. We achieve this by employing high standards of design and time honored methods of craftsmanship, thus ensuring that every piece we produce will be outstanding in quality, beauty and function.
In addition to examples of our handmade furniture, our Gallery includes a select grouping of decorative, functional and collectible art items by local and regional artisans including: botanical lamp shades, carved art gourds, hand-painted glassware, pottery, framed prints and a large collection of original art by D. Jarrod Shaw.
When you visit Alleghany County in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, please take time to visit our Gallery and Workshop located on Hwy 18 about 4 miles southwest of Sparta. We would love to have you!
And please visit us on the Web at

Studio Redwood

Studio Redwood, Inc.
Chris Davis Designs
4 S. Main Street
Sparta, NC 28675
phone: 336.372.7111
Ronald: 336.657.1861

Click here to visit their website.

  • Art Galley
  • Gift Items
  • Decorative Painting
  • Painted Furniture
  • Design & Consultation
  • Painting Studio
  • Classroom

Davis Construction Co.,

Davis Construction Co.
PO Box 1207
Sparta, NC 28675
Ronald G. Davis
Jerrold G. Davis
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Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Davis Construction Co. has been building custom built homes since 1973 and is licensed to build in NC and VA. From planning to completion Davis Construction builds Homes of Distinction and the Mountain Home of your dreams.

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