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 Market(June 4) 4:00 pm - (September 24) 6:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Expo Center, 115 8th St. SW

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

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

19julAll Day20Chillin' & Grillin' in the Glades(All Day)(GMT-04:00) Downtown Wise (Big Glades Community Square and Amphitheater), 309 E Main St, Wise, VA 24293

29jul(jul 29)10:00 am31(jul 31)2:00 pmNature Camp10:00 am - 2:00 pm (31)(GMT-04:00) Clear Creek Park, 245 12th St SE

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

10aug8:00 pm11:00 pmHigh Knob Stargazing8:00 pm - 11:00 pm(GMT-04:00) High Knob Observation Tower

12aug6:00 pm7:30 pmOutdoor Chat: High Knob Stewards6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT-04:00) High Knob Destination Center, 1147 Laurel Avenue SW

13aug4:00 pm6:00 pmKids Nature Craft4:00 pm - 6:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Expo Center, 115 8th St. SW

13aug5:00 pm7:00 pmBarn Quilt Workshop5:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Expo Center, 115 8th St. SW

14aug5:00 pm7:00 pmAfter Work Hike: Pickem Mountain Loop5:00 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)

07sep9:00 am12:00 pmGroup Hike: Natural Tunnel State Park9:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Natural Tunnel State Park, 1420 Natural Tunnel Pkwy

10sep5:00 pm7:00 pmTrash Treasures Workshops5:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Community Center, 201 Park Ave. NE

14sep10:00 am2:00 pmBenge's Revenge Challenge10:00 am - 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Expo Center, 115 8th St. SW

15sep9:00 am1:00 pmMountain Fork Half Marathon9:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Norton Reservoir Trailhead

22sep(sep 22)9:00 am31oct(oct 31)5:00 pmFall Photo Contest(September 22) 9:00 am - (October 31) 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00)