This thematic self-guided driving trail brings guests to the southeastern region of Virginia which has long been known for its peanuts, salt-cured hams and pork products. The Salty Southern Route takes you on a journey through this picturesque area to experience tradition first-hand. From the town of Smithfield, namesake to the world's largest pork producer Smithfield Foods, and the city of Suffolk, home to the world-famous Planter's Peanuts, to the farms, peanut processors and charming country stores of Surry, Sussex, Franklin & Southampton County, you'll experience the culture and people behind the delicious foods the area produces. And of course - you'll get to sample some mighty fine food along the way!
This epic road trip encompasses a large portion of Central and Coastal Virginia through the communities of Hopewell, Prince George County, Surry County, James City County, and Charles City County along Route 5 and Route 10. Long recognized as a relaxing and scenic ride for cyclists in this region, it's time for friends and families to pack a weekend bag, throw the dog and kids in the car, and hit the road to discover all of the unique attractions along this self-guided route. Discover great food and drink, historical sites, outdoor adventure, and family fun along the way! Download the 5&Dime passport app to earn cool prizes as you travel the route!