Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

Burkes Garden: God’s Land

Burkes Garden, in Tazewell County, Virginia, that is.  When I first saw it on a raised plastic topo map, I though it looked as if someone had taken their thumb and squashed it into the mountain.  Go to Google Earth and enter: 37.098190, -81.340871 and you’ll center in right at the post office (the picture of it is below)…the sign says Burkes Garden God’s Land.  Here’s a link to the Wiki entry…interesting story.  But it’s a beautiful place to take your bike and just enjoy the birds, the scenery and the relative quiet.  If you come in from the Wythe county side, the road’s a little rough.  It’s easier to come in from Tazewell.  If you come that way, you’ll quickly see the dam and small lake, then move a little on and look at the view
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