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

13feb(feb 13)5:30 pm14mar(mar 14)6:30 pmYouth Basketball League(february 13) 5:30 pm - (march 14) 6:30 pm(GMT-05:00) Norton Elementary School Gym, 205 Park Avenue NE

02mar10:00 am12:00 pmGroup Hike: Cranesnest Trail10:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-05:00) Cranesnest Trail Parking Area

08mar(mar 8)9:00 am17(mar 17)5:00 pmShamrock Scavenger Hunt9:00 am - 5:00 pm (17)(GMT-05:00) Norton Community Center, 201 Park Ave. NE

12mar5:00 pm7:00 pmTrash Treasures Workshops5:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Community Center, 201 Park Ave. NE

12mar5:00 pmTrash Treasures Workshop5:00 pm(GMT-11:00) Norton Community Center, 201 Park Ave. NE

18mar10:00 am2:00 pmOil Painting Class10:00 am - 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Community Center, 201 Park Ave. NE

06apr8:00 am12:00 pmGroup Hike: Mountain Fork >> Norton Reservoir8:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Reservoir Trailhead

12apr(apr 12)9:00 am22(apr 22)5:00 pmAdopt A Truck Program9:00 am - 5:00 pm (22)(GMT-04:00)

27apr9:00 am11:00 amRun The Tunnel Trail Race9:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Natural Tunnel State Park, 1420 Natural Tunnel Pkwy

02may6:00 pm7:00 pmFarmers Market Vendor Interest Meeting6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Expo Center, 115 8th St. SW

18may9:00 am12:00 pmFit Farmer 12K Trail Run9:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Reservoir Trailhead

22mayAll Day25Ralph Stanley Hills of Home Festival(All Day)(GMT-04:00) Hills of Home Festival, 131 Hills of Home Park, McClure, Virginia 24269

25mayAll DayGathering in the Gap Music Festival(All Day: saturday)(GMT-04:00) Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, 10 West First Street North, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219