Historic Calfee Baseball Park

Calfee Park was built in 1935 as a result of the Works Progress Administration, which was one of several New Deal Programs enacted by President Franklin Roosevelt after the Great Depression. Named after the former Mayor of Pulaski in 1935, Ernest W. Calfee, Calfee Park currently operates as the ninth oldest Minor League baseball park in the United States. The rich history of Calfee Park continues to thrive to this day, as remaining artifacts from the original 1935 development continue to stand. Fans are greeted by a beautiful rock wall entrance on the northern side of the ballpark and the original canopy that covers the entire 3rd base grandstand.

Following a major renovation in 1999 and largely due to its community value and significance, Calfee Park was added to the National and State Historic Landmarks Registry. After the 1999 summer baseball season, Calfee Park was named the Appalachian League Facility of the Year. The unique ballpark has been featured and pictured in several magazines, such as Sports IllustratedNational GeographicLife and Virginia Living.

Calfee Park is currently home to the Pulaski River Turtles of the MLB/USA Baseball's Appalachian League (; 540-980-1070)


Draper Mercantile

Dine: For years the Draper Mercantile has been known as a place of gathering, and what would gathering be without food? Stop by The Village Coffee Shoppe for our signature sandwiches (lunch and breakfast), sandwiches, soups, and baked goods. For larger parties, enjoy our more robust menu from our catering company The Village Table. 
Shop: Thee Draper Village is home to an eclectic array of specialty shoppes where you can explore local art, antiques, and find one-of-a-kind gifts. Take your time and browse through our four distinct shoppes to discover a unique find of your own.  
Entertainment: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! As one of the venues for the New River Valley Theater Company the New River Valley is host to murder mysteries, plays, concerts, radio shows and more! Check out our upcoming entertainment! (; 540-994-5659)

Mountain2Island at Rock House Marina

The #1 destination on Claytor Lake for paddling, boating, food and music! Boat rentals by the half day, full day, weekend or week; paddleboard and kayak rentals and sales; new and used boat sales; Bentley pontoons and Honda marine outboards; marine service and repairs; watersports and accessories; marine parts and accessories; Claytor Lake gift items; waterfront dining and beverage; Mountain 2 Island retail store; Claytor Lake Coffee Company; and live music and entertainment. (; 540-980-1488)

Claytor Lake State Park

Claytor Lake State Park is a 472-acre state park in Pulaski County, Virginia. The park is located on Claytor Lake, a 4,500-acre, 21-mile-long reservoir on the New River formed by Claytor Dam, which is used to generate hydroelectric power by the Appalachian Power Company. The reservoir is named for W. Graham Claytor of nearby Roanoke, a former vice president of Appalachian Power who supervised construction of the dam and creation of the lake. Claytor Lake State Park has hiking trails, a freshwater swimming beach, boating and fishing opportunities, a full-service marina, visitor center, concession, lakeside cabins, camping with full hookups, interpretive programs and six rental shelters accommodating large groups. In addition to this, many housing projects have been created around the area due to the enticing lake-front properties. The Haven B. Howe House is used as a Nature Exhibit Center that focuses on the lake's wildlife habitat. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. (; 540-643-2500)


New River Trail State Park

New River Trail is a 57-mile linear park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The park parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles and passes through four counties and the city of Galax. The trail's gentle slope makes it great for visitors of all ages to hike, bike and ride horseback. The park's Foster Falls area offers canoe and bike rentals; boat launches; gift shops; and a horse arena. Fishing is popular, and primitive campsites are available in designated areas. The park's Hoover Mountain Biking Area is also popular with those seeking extra adventure. There are access points to the trail at Allisonia, Chestnut Yard, Cliffview, Dannelly Park (near Galax), Draper, Dora Junction (near Pulaski), Foster Falls, Fries, Galax, Gambetta, Hiwassee and Ivanhoe. Horse trailer parking is available at Allisonia, Austinville, Cliffview, Dora Junction, Draper, Fries, Ivanhoe and the Mark E. Hufeisen Horse Complex. (; 800-933-7275)