In Your Town: Tourism in the New River Valley

10 News dove deeper into the film history of Giles County

GILES COUNTY, Va. – On Friday, 10 News was In Your Town to dive deeper into the film history of Giles County.

If you’ve seen the movie Dirty Dancing, then you know the significance of Mountain Lake Lodge.

Heidi Stone, CEO of Mountain Lake Lodge said the film has helped boost tourism in the area.

While Dirty Dancing is a part of Mountain Lake Lodge’s history, Stone said there is also 22 miles of trails that tourists can enjoy.

“It certainly exploded during covid where there was an extra surge to get outside and be healthy and it’s not just the trail, but the adventure center, the ropes course,” Stone said.

You can learn more about the outdoor opportunities in the NRV here.

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