"b1bob passes frequently through Clarksville" Clarksville by b1bob

Clarksville Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 31 photos

This isn't the town mentioned in "The Last Train to Clarksville". I pass through Clarksville on the way to and from my Grandma's house in Virgilina, VA just 15 miles (25 km.) away.

Clarksville, VA is the only municipality on the John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake), the largest body of fresh water in Virginia. The lake and surrounds offer fishing, sailing, waterskiing, hunting, camping and other activities.

A short walk uptown shows a variety of businesses and restaurants. Properties are a study in contrast, ranging from country homes to waterfront estates, rustic cabins to historic mansions. In mid-July the town holds a celebration called Lakefest which pays tribute to the town's lakefront location. The festival is complete with hot air balloons, street vendors galore, and a vivid fireworks display. I was honoured to show my friend gipper84 this tradition in 2005.

  • Last visit to Clarksville: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 18, 2008
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  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Clarksville looks an interesting place, Nat!

  • Jan 28, 2007 at 8:35 AM

    We find the food sub-par.For example my wife ordered a dish that contained broccoli. The broccoli was soggy. My wife comlained and was told that make it that way because that's the way old people like it ! It is easy to chew !

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2006 at 3:48 PM

    Looks like you've had some people that are hard to please rating this page...

  • ophiro's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2005 at 8:35 AM

    you always go to the small places and with your tips you interest us ! great page my friend

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2005 at 8:16 PM

    Great fortune cookie!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2005 at 10:34 AM

    They're gonna rename that song, "Last Train to Cattywhatpus" after this page hits the newstands. So, just exactly what does that mean anyhow?

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2005 at 8:09 PM

    Great updates... did you happen to see the Monkees at the train station? I believe they took the last train...

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2005 at 7:08 PM

    Great updates. Have you seen the Hot Air Balloons during that July Festival in Clarksville? Sounds and looks like an interesting small town. Good comments that are helpful concerning choices of hotels.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2004 at 5:59 PM

    Nice page Nat. This sounds like a beautiful place to visit. Does sounds like a lot of walking though. Good tips and photos! Thanks :o)

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2004 at 1:18 AM

    Very good page, Nat


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