Jagged stretches of the Appalachians surround Petersburg. The geography and biodiversity here are outstanding! Petersburg, for me, is all about its outdoors: mountain biking, hiking, caving, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming, fishing... What about you? How do you engage the community and develop a positive sense of place in Petersburg?


  • Alfredos Italian Pizzeria
  • Georgia's Place Cafe
  • Cheetah B's restaurant 
  • Family Traditions Restaurant. States that it's "country cooking in a hometown atmosphere since 1997" and serves up the "best burgers in town"
  • 3rd Base Sports Bar and Grille


  • Golden Lanes Bowling Alley
  • Landes Art Center. Check their events schedule to see what music or art are featured during your stay in Petersburg.
  • Viking Memorial Stadium features Petersburg High School football
  • Haunted Dream. A haunted house just south of Petersburg that provides scares in exchange for donations to local causes.
  • Tri-County Fair (late July to early September)


  • North Fork Mountain Trail. This is a 17.5 mile out-and-back trail along the rocky top of iconic Appalachian bluffs. Its proximity from Petersburg makes this trail a must-visit. 
  • Dolly Sods (35-minutes west)
  • Roraring Plains Trailhead (45-minutes west)
  • White Grass (one-hour west, cross-country skiing resort)
  • Walk just uphill of Grant Memorial Hospital where a Civil War fort used to be. 

E-mail Gerardo Patron with feedback on your adventures in Petersburg! 

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