Welcome to

Norton, Virginia

From outdoor adventures to old-time jams at Country Cabin II, Norton and the surrounding High Knob Region offer year-round adventures for everyone. The city and surrounding region boast more than 100 miles of non-motorized trails for hiking and mountain biking, waterways ripe for fishing and paddling, music venues and festivals highlighting old-time, Americana, and bluegrass music, art galleries and museums highlighting Appalachian artists and history, and more. We invite you to Get Outside in Norton! See the links below to help plan your visit.

Discover Norton

Flag Rock

Searching for outdoor adventures? Look no further than Norton’s Flag Rock Recreation Area. Located three miles (and a thousand feet) above downtown Norton, the recreation area boasts more than 10 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, scenic overlooks, picnic shelters, a campground, reservoirs for fishing and paddling, bouldering and rock climbing routes, and sanctuaries for both the green salamander and Woodbooger.

High Knob Tower

High Knob Region

Make the High Knob Region your basecamp for outdoor adventures in Southwest Virginia! Named for High Knob – the highest point in the Cumberland Mountains – the region is home to three state parks, the more than 90,000-acre Clinch Ranger District on the Jefferson National Forest and other community parks and trails. The variety of recreation sites and activities make the region a great outdoor escape. Check out the High Knob Adventure Guide to help plan your trip!

High Knob Tower

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

04jun(jun 4)4:00 pm24sep(sep 24)6:00 pmNorton Friends and Farmers Market4:00 pm - (September 24) 6:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Expo Center, 115 8th St. SW

24jun(jun 24)9:00 am26(jun 26)2:00 pmCheerleading Camp9:00 am - 2:00 pm (26)(GMT-04:00) Norton Elementary School Gym, 205 Park Avenue NE

24jun(jun 24)10:00 am27(jun 27)2:00 pmOutdoor Adventure Camp10:00 am - 2:00 pm (27)(GMT-04:00) Norton Reservoir Trailhead

30jun5:00 pm11:00 pmNorton's Independence Day Celebration5:00 pm - 11:00 pm(GMT-04:00) 700 block of Park Avenue, 765 Park Avenue SW

01julAll Day02augHigh Knob Outdoor Fest Photo Contest(All Day)(GMT-04:00)

01jul9:00 am05(jul 5)1:00 pmSTEM Camp9:00 am - 1:00 pm (5)(GMT-04:00) Norton Community Center, 201 Park Ave. NE

06jul9:00 am12:00 pmGroup Hike: Clinch River State Park9:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Clinch River State Park

08jul(jul 8)10:00 am11(jul 11)2:00 pmBasketball Camp10:00 am - 2:00 pm (11)(GMT-04:00) Norton Elementary School Gym, 205 Park Avenue NE

15jul10:00 am2:00 pmOil Painting Class10:00 am - 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Community Center, 201 Park Ave. NE

15jul(jul 15)10:00 am18(jul 18)2:00 pmVolleyball Camp10:00 am - 2:00 pm (18)(GMT-04:00) Norton Elementary School Gym, 205 Park Avenue NE

10augAll Day17High Knob Outdoor Fest(All Day)(GMT-04:00)

15aug5:30 pm7:00 pmFlag Rock 5K Trail Run5:30 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Reservoir Trailhead

27aug(aug 27)5:00 pm03oct(oct 3)6:00 pmYouth Flag Football League(August 27) 5:00 pm - (October 3) 6:00 pm(GMT-04:00)