Lebanon, Virginia is over two hundred years old. It was once a coal town. However, when the mine was closed, people started to leave to find work, so the community leaders jumped into action. They brought the town back together by reinventing the way the community attracted companies. It worked because there are now two Fortune 500 companies that call Lebanon home!
There is so much history here that you could listen to the stories all day long. The Elk Garden Church is not only registered in the National Register of Historic Sites, but it's also one of the original forts of the area. Fur babies aren't allowed inside, but you can walk the grounds and take pictures at the entrance.
J.S. Easterly Park is the pawfect place to bring your dog for a walk. It is mostly shaded and is nestled right next to the creek so that you can stay relatively cool on hot days. There are "doggie stops" along the way where you can get doggie waste bags. The restrooms aren't the greatest, but you can fill your dog's water dish and wash your hands. Overall, it is a furrific place to get back to nature and let your dog get some exercise as well.