If the crisp fall weather has you and your family yearning for the colors, flavors and activities of the wide open country look no further than Clarke County; a quick one-hour drive from the DC Metro area. Whether you are looking for pumpkin picking, corn mazes, pick-your-own fruit or delicious farm-fresh cuisine, Clarke County has it all. Tucked into the Northern Shenandoah Valley, Clarke County is one of the last true agricultural and open space counties in Virginia and the activities are endless.
One of the best times of year in Virginia is the crisp, colorful fall and some of the state’s best kept leaf peeping secrets can be found in Clarke County. Part of the Shenandoah Valley and nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clarke County boasts dozens of native tree varieties that put on quite a show each year. Whether you are looking for hiking trails, biking options, or public acres for strolling, below are a few of our secret spots to take in the kaleidoscope of colors. Don’t forget to download our map of great hikes and walks in the area or our 15 mile, 30 mile and 50 mile cycling maps.