The tiny, rural community of Slade is home to some of the most well-kept secrets of nature in the Southern USA. With miles of incredible rugged landscape, hiking trails and climbing opportunities nearby, Slade is an awe inspiring place to vacation.
There is no shortage of outdoors activities in Slade. You can choose from fishing and canoeing on Mill Creek Lake, test your nerve at Thrillsville aerial ropes course or saddle up and take a horse trail through the mountains. A trip to Slade has also become synonymous with a visit to the wonderful Red River Gorge. This natural wonder will truly take your breath away with enormous sandstone arches stretching to the sky and overhanging cliffs. At the gorge you can take part in climbing activities or simply enjoy the spectacular views and hidden nooks of this stunning place. It’s said there are wildflowers found here that grow nowhere else in the world.
If you want to really live like a local in Slade, take part in one of the square dancing lessons on throughout the year where you can learn Appalachian square dancing, line dancing and other variations for couples or singles.
The best time to visit Slade is in October for their annual Rocktober Fest, this time of year is also alive with the vibrant colors of Fall.