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Roanoke River Blueway hopes to attract more people to the area

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There's a new way to explore the Roanoke River this summer.

Seven localities from Montgomery to Franklin County have been asking the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission to help create a more user-friendly way to access the river.

The Regional Commission recently launched a Roanoke River Blueway website, interactive and printable maps.

The Blueway helps identify access points into the river for kayaks, tubes, and canoes.

The Regional Commission plans to apply for grant funding and other financial support to keep promoting the greenway and increase watershed awareness.

One of the developments taking advantage of the new blueway designation is 'The Bridges' on South Jefferson.

The future project features apartments, restaurants, and offices, but also plans to have a 'Bridges Kayak Launch' as a spot on the Blueway.

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