Chesapeake and Ohio Craig Valley  Branch circa 1930's

Olde Surber Station - where you can still find peace and quite.











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Activities

Hiking

Miles of private hiking trails wind through the adjoining acreage. In addition Jefferson National Forest, adjacent to the property, has numerous nearby trails.

Fishing
Pristine Craig Creek, which is really more of a river than a creek, flows through the property and is readily accessible for wading or shore fishing. Over a mile of shoreline is available to bait fishermen and flyfishermen. The creek contains plentiful smallmouth, redeye, pickerel, and of course lots of bluegill. Flyfishing for sizable smallmouth is an exciting activity. We can provide a guide if you wish, to show you the best spots and give pointers. Although the water in Craig Creek is too warm for trout, trout fishing is available in nearby Roaring Run, only a 15 minute drive. It's a beautiful tumbling mountain trout stream that's stocked with rainbow and brown trout, and also houses native brooktrout. And the rest of the family will enjoy the easy trail up to a beautiful waterfall, and the natural water slides.

Canoeing
Craig Creek is fine for gentle canoeing, particularly in the spring and early summer. We have two Grumman canoes available for guests to use, and we can assist with put-ins and take-outs.

Swimming and Inner Tubing
Craig Creek has crystal clear water and it's a lot warmer in the summertime than you might think a mountain stream would be. It's very comfortable for swimming. Many groups like to float lazily down the stream on inner tubes on a warm summer afternoon. You need to bring "creek shoes" to wear while swimming, as the bottom is very rocky.

Birdwatching/Wildlife watching
Due to the remoteness and nearness to the Jefferson National Forest, birds and wildlife are plentiful and easily observed from the hiking trails, old railroad, and fields. Numerous pileated woodpeckers, many varieties of hawk, herons, grouse, cedar waxwing, indigo bunting, bluebirds, goldfinch, wild turkey, and many, many other species can be seen, as well as whitetail deer, black bear, raccoon, fox, bobcat, and others.

Hunting
We allow bow hunting on our property, and thousands of acres of national forest are accessible from the property.

Fourwheeling
If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, a number of nearby national forest roads and trails are open to you.

Pickin' and Singin'
Our area is known for its oldtime and bluegrass mountain music. We can arrange for a private session of picking and singing, or even a banjo lesson for those interested in learning how to pick.

Relaxing
We recommend Reading, Porch Sitting, Fossil Hunting, Roasting Marshmallows and Singing around the Campfire.

Area Attractions
Here are links to a few of the many attractions within an hour to an hour and a half drive from Olde Surber Station. We can provide driving directions and other recommendations for dining and sightseeing.

Natural Bridge

The National D-Day Memorial

Jefferson National Forest

Center in the Square

The Jefferson Pools

Lexington

Gliding

Appalachian Trail

Other nearby sites to visit

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Nearby swinging foot bridge

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Flyfishing Craig Creek

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Canoeing and fishing

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Inner Tubing and Swimming

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Pileated woodpecker

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Wild Turkeys

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Whitetail Deer

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Pickin' and Singin'

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Father and son hiking

 

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