Outdoor Adventures

Rafting, fishing, Kayaking, canoeing in the Shenandoah River or hiking the Appalachian Trail are only a few of the adventures you will find here.


Arts and Entertainment

Art shows, concerts, festivals and music venues can be found throughout Clarke County. When visiting this page click on “More Information” to get the link to that venues site to see their schedule.


Historic Attractions

Clarke County has unique history dating back nearly 300 years from the first English settlers that included notables such as General Daniel Morgan, Lord Fairfax and the Washington family. Their manor homes and their culture continues to influence Clarke County.


Wineries

Great wines, great views and great entertainment. All of this will equate to a wonderful time for both you and your friends. With spectacular views of the mountains or spectacular views of the valley below, one cannot ask for a better setting.


Apple tree limb with apples

Agritourism

Agritourism involves visiting agriculturally-based operations, such as farms and ranches, and often includes the buying of produce or goods directly from these farms. It is one of the fastest growing small industries in Virginia, and Clarke County is ideally situated to take advantage of the “back to the land” movement!  Clarke County prides itself on being the leader in Virginia to protect and preserve their agricultural and forestal lands. There are many farms and markets in Clarke County, including several Christmas Tree Farms.


Fall Family Fun in Wide Open Spaces

Itineraries and Day Trips

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.