The Big Pine Trout Farm Experience

Big Pine Trout Farm will capture your imagination and provide you with the tranquil and peaceful experience that you have always longed for. You will create your own memorable experience from the moment you arrive, catch a trophy trout in our crystal clear mountain stream, soar over the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, take a brisk hike, or simply relax in the tranquil mountain air on the backyard hammock… The possibilities are endless – either close by or within an hour’s drive.

Activities At Big Pine Trout Farm:

Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something…Or Not!

Hiking-The Virginia Highlands

  • Leisurely Big Pine jaunt on our streamside groomed trail – Easy For Everyone
  • Virginia’s Triple Crown:
    • Dragon’s Tooth: on the way to Big Pine from I-81 (15 miles) on 311
    • McAfee’s Knob: at top of Catawba Mtn on way to Big Pine from I-81 (5 Miles) on 311
    • Tinker Cliffs: 30 min drive from Big Pine

Golfing – The Best Terrain in The East

  • Hanging Rock – “A Real Gem” : same exit as New Castle/Salem 311-Roanoke College home course
  • Blue Hills – ” A Local Roanoke Value”
  • Greenbrier – “Home Of the PGA’s “Greenbrier Classic”
  • Homestead – “Just The Oldest Continuously Operating Course in The USA”


  • Challenge your friends and family to a timeless game of cornhole without ever leaving the Big Pine back yard

Soaring – World Renowned Gliderport

  • Weather permitting, you may be able to visit the local Blue Ridge Soaring Society to inquire about club membership and contract to soar for a breathtaking mountain view like you have never experienced.

Regional Explorations

  • Spend a few hours in the quaint Grandin Village (35 Minutes), which offers a distinctly local farmers market (Saturdays 8am-12pm/May-October) with several shopping and dining venues
  • Explore Historic New Castle, Virginia and The Old Brick Hotel or Historical Society
  • Find Paint Bank General Store 25 gorgeous miles West of Big Pine for “The Best American Bison Sandwich Ever” – a great place for kids to run around, too!
  • Visit beautiful Roanoke, VA – just a short 35 minute drive. Stroll the historic Roanoke City Market and stop in at one of several museum options (Transportation Museum, Taubman Art Museum, Science Museum, Center in the Square).


  • Spend hours antiquing and finding that unique piece in the downtown areas of Salem or Roanoke
  • Malls in Roanoke: Tanglewood, Valley View, and Towers

Other Nearby Attractions

  • Virginia Tech Football – South on beautiful Rte 42 about an hour without any I-81 traffic
  • Mill Mountain Zoo
  • Roanoke and Salem Civic Centers with various venues
  • Salem Minor League Baseball Stadium: Red Sox
  • Check Roanoke Outside Website for some additional options

Local Seasonal Events

  • Roanoke Festival in the Park (May)
  • Salem Fair (July)
  • Taste of the Blue Ridge Jazz Festival (September)
  • Dickens of a Christmas (December)


  • The Home Place Restaurant: a quick 15 minute drive for a local home cooked all-you-can-eat country meal
  • Local Roots Restaurant: Yummy & Local in Grandin Area
  • Chateau Morrisette: a beautiful 1 hr and 15 min. drive very worth the effort. Make a brief stop in Floyd, Virginia to explore eclectic shops offering local art and wares.
  • There are many other dining options a short drive away in Roanoke or Salem. Go to Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge website for some additional options.