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Abingdon and Washington County provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Circle S Farm is 2 1/4 miles from the entrance to the Virginia Creeper Trail, A nationally renowned multi-use trail for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. This 34 mile trail makes a gradual incline to the top of Whitetop Mountain and ends just over the border in North Carolina. Other known area trails include the Appalachian Trail, Iron Mountain Trail, Daniel Boone Trail, and the 76 Bike Route. The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, easily accessed from neighboring Damascus, Virginia, has a number of novice and challenging mountain bike trails as well as the Virginia Horse Trail for trailriders.

Also in the immediate area are a number of TVA lakes, all hosting swimming and camping areas as well as fishing, float boats and water sports. South Holston Lake is an easy ten-mile drive from the cottage. Abingdon is home of the world-famous Barter Theatre, the State Theater of Virginia. The downtown area houses a number of antique, specialty and apparel shops. The Arts Depot and William King Regional Arts Center have artists-in-residence, galleries and gift shops. Classes in a variety of media are offered. Carriage rides, providing a relaxed tour of the historic district, are available. Abingdon and Washington County host a number of fairs and festivals including The Virginia Highlands Festival, one of America's top ten arts, crafts and antique festivals, held annually the first two weeks of August. The Bristol Motor Speedway is just twelve miles south on Interstate 81, and two major NASCAR events are held there each year. The Circle S Farm is a perfect rental for race weekend. Abingdon is home to Federal, Circuit and General District Courts, making this area a frequent destination for the legal community across Virginia. Many business people rent the cottage for long stays while doing business in Abingdon and Washington County.