The Virginia Creeper Trail is one of the country’s most famous biking trails, and Damascus is at the heart of this 34-mile experience. Just across the street from Brinkwaters are bike shops that offer bike rentals and shuttle service to Whitetop Mountain. Start there and coast your way down the 17-mile trail back to downtown Damascus. While on the trail, stop along the way at the Green Cove Station, grab a bite to eat at the Creeper Trail Café, skip rocks along various river stops, keep count of the 47 trestles and bridges along the trail, or explore Creek Junction, where the trail runs beside some of the best trout fishing in Virginia. If you’re feeling more adventurous, start in Damascus and take the 17-mile slightly uphill trek to Abington, VA.