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.
There are two things Clarke County can offer in spades, fresh air and adventure! If you and the family are looking for truly unique outdoor activities head out to the Clarke County and you won’t be disappointed! From prehistoric forests filled with dinosaur sculptures to baby goat snuggle sessions, Clarke County has some of the most distinctive and interesting outdoor activities this fall!
Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley and surrounded by the towering Blue Ridge Mountains are some of Virginia’s most picturesque vineyards and farms. Just an hour northwest of DC is the well-kept secret of the Clarke County wine region. The spectacular views and delicious wines of every variety will make you feel as though you’ve traveled afar and we invite you to join us this fall to see and taste all we have to offer.
As the cold weather begins to creep across Virginia it’s hard not to dream of warm cider, holiday cookies, and that enchanting evergreen scent. The family memories created when selecting and bringing home the perfect Christmas tree, will last for generations. Join us at one of the many tree farms in Clarke County to select fresh evergreen décor and partake in the timeless custom of cutting your own tree. Whether you are continuing a family tradition or creating a new, bundle up and bring the family for the perfect holiday outing.