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Tucked into the Northern Shenandoah Valley is one of the last true agricultural and open space counties in Virginia, Clarke County. Home to over 420 farms, 22 miles of the Appalachian Trail, 10 historic districts and 21 miles of the Shenandoah River, Clarke was one of the first counties in the nation to adopt protective zoning regulations to protect its agricultural roots.
These wide-open spaces make Clarke County the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors away from crowds. Autumn offers a kaleidoscope of color for leaf peepers, family focused outdoor activities on numerous farms, and a huge selection of farm fresh produce and meats.
If the crisp fall weather has you yearning for a weekend in the country, look no further than Clarke County – a quick one-hour drive from the DC/NOVA area. Select from our curated Fall day trips below and enjoy the perfect day or weekend in scenic Clarke County.