Damascus, VA – Downtown Revitalization
Destination by Design is helping the Town of Damascus integrate the Virginia Creeper Trail and other natural resources into their downtown. This process also involves façade improvements that will elevate the look and feel of downtown. Much of the DBD-led process in Damascus is about better integrating the Virginia Creeper Trail and other natural resources into the downtown Damascus area. Rivers Point Trail, entering construction in 2018, will connect the Virginia Creeper with Laurel Creek and the future Rivers Point Park. This process also involves downtown facade and other hardscape improvements that will elevate the look and feel of the downtown area.
If the trail-friendly nicknames weren’t enough of a giveaway, the numerous bike rental shops, hostels, B&B’s, and sporting goods stores sprinkled throughout downtown leave no mystery as to who drives the local economy here. The Virginia Creeper Trail is perhaps Damascus’ most well-known trail in a town that knows plenty. The appropriately named Creepers Way in downtown Damascus is proof enough of that reality. This trail – which cuts through the heart of downtown – represents a key pillar of support for the town’s economy. Located roughly in between the beginning and end points of the 35-mile trail, Damascus is strategically positioned to capitalize on tourism dollars from sleepy or hungry travelers looking for a way to break up their trips.