When you come to Monterey, Virginia, you come to the mountains.
This sign on Route 250 is just beyond Confederate Breastworks. It briefly tells the story of Highland County. In this picture Monterey is beyond the 3rd line of mountains. But it is only 19 miles and takes us exactly 30 minutes to drive from this point to Monterey.
Years ago, John Muir said this about mountains: ” Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home.”
We welcome you to our mountains!