We are so happy you have found yourself exploring the route and all that there is do along this foodie, historic, local, thematic trail. You may be wondering what’s with the name “Salty Southern Route?” Thanks in part to definitions from Webster’s Dictionary understanding the background of the name is quite simple:
Salty: tasting of, containing, or preserved with salt
Southern: situated in the south or directed toward or facing the south
Route: a way or course taken in getting from a starting point to a destination
Now put those definitions together starting from the bottom up and voila! “A way or course taken in getting from a starting point to a destination, situated in the south, tasting of, containing or preserved with salt” – this is the perfect explanation of the Salty Southern Route. Featuring all things pork and peanuts (which typically feature an abundance of salt) this trail meanders through seven charming towns, cities and counties along Coastal Virginia. Perfect for a girl’s getaway, a family trip, a couple’s mini vacation or a day trip, the Salty Southern Route offers something for everyone. Check out the itinerary section of the website to plan your trip or create your own custom adventure of all of the local shops, events, food & drinks and lodging.
The route is still "under construction" as they say, but if you have questions or need assistance planning your visit to the Salty Southern Route please feel free to give us a call at 757353.5521 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-The Salty Southern Trail Crew-
The Salty Southern Route
is a joint tourism effort of the towns of Franklin and Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Surry Counties, and the city of Suffolk, Virginia.