DescriptionEarly settlers named this town for the surrounding natural beauty and abundant wildlife that reminded them of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland. The nearby Blue Ridge Parkway provides easy access to area attractions. A nice stop for a snack and shopping break is the Orchard at Altapass , off Milepost 328.3 at 1025 Orchard Rd. This country store, open May through October, offers everything from local apples and honey to jellies, hiking staffs and souvenirs.
Things to SeeEmerald Village