Millwood, VA 22646
A National Register Historical Landmark, Burwell-Morgan Mill is one of the oldest operational grist mills in the country located about 15 minutes away in Millwood
Harpers Ferry, WV 25424
About a 45-minute drive away, Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, W.V., in the lower Shenandoah Valley. It is situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet. If you go, call ahead to rent electric bikes (https://harpersferrybikes.com/) and ride the tow path of the C&O Canal to Shepherdstown, WV. Have lunch at the Bavarian Inn, which also has a brewery. Shepherdstown, WV, also is a historic and cute college town (Shepherd University is there) with delightful shops and restaurants.
1524 Snowden Road, Delaplane, VA 20144
High on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains, next to Sky Meadows State Park, lies Hollin Farms, a fourth-generation family farm. Located off Leeds-Manor Road just a few miles north of Delaplane Cellars. They specialize in a variety of pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, Angus cattle, and pasture-raised natural beef. Open late May through October.
509 Morgan Ford Road, Front Royal, VA 22630-9355
Scenic Trail Rides are offered year-round through the Shenandoah Valley’s history rich meadows, woods, and hills. One or more trail guides lead each ride. Riding experiences range from gentle pastures, to wide sloping trails, crossing small or medium sized streams, and even some trails that are narrow, windy, wooded and steep. Please wear long pants, boots, shoes with a small heel or non-slip tennis shoes (no flip flops, please).
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144
The 1,900-acre park is about two miles north of Delaplane Cellars, in Paris, Va. It was formed when philanthropist Paul Mellon donated the land. The name Sky Meadows came from former owner Sir Robert Hadow, who named the property "Skye Farm" after an island in Scotland. It starts in a valley between the foothills and the Blue Ridge Mountains, then stretches up to the ridge of the mountain and the Appalachian Trail. With a combination of meadows, grazed fields, forest, scrub, and streams, it has a wide variety of ecological zones and activities, such as stargazing, hiking, camping, and bird watching, to enjoy.
Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA 22620
The Arboretum collection includes a Virginia Native Plant Trail, the largest variety of boxwood cultivars in North America, and more than 6,000 trees and woody shrubs including a third of the world's pine species.