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.

Fall Family Fun

Family Day with Young Children: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, and Fall Foliage

The scenery begins before you reach your first destination! As you travel west on Rt. 7, just as you cross over Route 601 at the peak of Mt. Weather, look up and take in the astounding view of the valley as you descend into Clarke County. It is here you will understand how the Blue Ridge Mountains got their name.


Romantic Fall Getaway: Colors, Flavors and Treasures of Clarke County

Looking for a country get away with wide open spaces and stunning scenery? Look no further than the beautiful farm enclave of Clarke County! We’ve done all the research for you and put together the perfect romantic weekend itinerary in the Virginia Countryside.

Book a weekend away at one of our many charming bed and breakfasts. Choose from an authentic farm stay experience or immerse yourself in history at a historical B&B. Click here for a listing of all of our accommodations.