myATstory – Damascus

Our beautiful Damascus was just recently featured in season 2 of myATstory. There is a video, accompanied by an article – Small Town, Big Heart – and additional photography.

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By |January 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on myATstory – Damascus

New Trail Center featured in A.T. Journeys

The new Trail Center scheduled for construction in the Town of Damascus has recently been featured in the Fall 2017 issue of the A.T. Journeys magazine, written by Catherine Van Noy. There is a general summary of activities related to the this project (and others) on the Town of Damascus tourism website at

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By |November 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on New Trail Center featured in A.T. Journeys

Little Free Library: Adults!

As many may know, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Donovan, Damascus has been home to a Little Free Library for several months, which is located in the Town Park between the gazebo and the playground. This library features children’s books – you take a book, you leave a book, pretty simple!

Now, they’ve done it again, only […]

By |September 7th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Little Free Library: Adults!

Local Resident, Business Owner, Radio Host!

Our own Paul Gaudola, owner of Iron Mountain Endurance in Damascus, is the radio host for WEHC’s the Neighborhood Well, where they dive into how we can achieve “superior wellness” while balancing all the other aspects of our daily lives, and daily aspects that contribute to the wellness of ourselves and others.

Please, tune in to […]

By |August 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Local Resident, Business Owner, Radio Host!

Top Adventure Towns

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine has announced that Damascus, VA has been selected to be in their annual Top Adventure Towns Contest! The Top Adventure Town, nominated by popular vote, will be featured in the November edition of their magazine. Not only is the contest a fun way to celebrate our region and its outdoor culture, […]

By |August 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Top Adventure Towns

Damascus as a “True Hidden Gem” recently featured an excellent article about Damascus, written by Beth on March 08, 2017. I think we should feel proud as a community for others to view Damascus as a “hidden gem”. It’s not a bad thing to be nestled comfortably into the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by beauty.

Click HERE to read the full article!

By |May 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Damascus as a “True Hidden Gem”

Damascus Sidewalk Project Article

The Bristol Herald Courier had a great article in the Sunday, February 25, 2017 edition regarding one of our projects here in Damascus. The article, “Damascus sidewalk project links history and community”, written by Damean Mathews, photos by Earl Neikirk, was an excellent tribute to the spirit of what is happening in Damascus.  And even […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Damascus Sidewalk Project Article

SWVA Craft Breweries!

For those of you who don’t keep up with Virginia’s Travel Blog, which can be found on the Virginia Is For Lovers website, you might be missing out on some quite fascinating stories! In a recent post, breweries around SWVA were mentioned, which I know spells out some awesome trips around the region. Our very […]

By |November 9th, 2016|News|Comments Off on SWVA Craft Breweries!

The Town Weeps for Lost Councilwoman

The Town of Damascus mourns the loss of a Council Member, and wishes to lovingly recognize the years of service that Shirley has put into our beautiful and amazing, though challenging Town. She enjoyed life to the fullest, and will be profoundly missed. This is truly a great loss to our Town Government, and to […]

By |July 28th, 2016|News|Comments Off on The Town Weeps for Lost Councilwoman

Small Town For Outdoor Lovers

According to Virginia’s Travel Blog, written thanks to the Virginia Tourism Corporation, Damascus is one of 8 of Virginia’s small town’s for outdoor lovers – the article “8 Small Towns For Outdoor Lovers”, written by Danielle Emerson, says so. I personally know Danielle, and she speaks the truth. I would, however, have to say that SWVA is […]

By |June 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Small Town For Outdoor Lovers