Did you know there’s a ferry that runs across the Potomac River connecting Loudoun County, Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland? In operation since 1782, this is the last of 100 ferries that previously operated along the Potomac River. Located just north of Leesburg, this historic ferry is conveniently situated along Route 15, allowing you to enjoy several attractions in Loudoun within a short drive! Interested in more information? Here are five things you can do just minutes after White's Ferry arrives in Loudoun County.
Get a taste of the Loudoun beer scene at Vanish Brewery, located less than 15 minutes from White's Ferry. This farm brewery offers a little something for every beer lover with up to 20 beers on tap at any given time. Taste a hoppy IPA, or a light and crispy pilsner. If stout or brown ale satisfies your taste buds, they offer that too! Focusing on plant to pint and seed to sip, Vanish is the only brewery in the state of Virginia with its own hops processing facility. Cheers!
Explore DC’s Wine Country with a stop Fabbioli Cellars, which is a small, family owned and operated vineyard and winery just 10 minutes from White’s Ferry. Each month, Fabbioli offers seven fine wines perfectly paired with gourmet bites created by local chefs and artisans. Fabbioli’s award-winningwines are available in more than 40 retail locations across the state. And speaking of awards, click here to view a list of more than 80 awards Fabbioli Cellars has won since 2012.
Take a swing at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club located just seconds away from White’s Ferry. This course offers a dramatic rolling terrain, winding streams and spectacular scenery. Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club is the only Gary Player Signature Design Scottish links-style golf course in the state of Virginia. The course has won several awards over the years including Top 10 Courses in Virginia, Top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic and Best Public Course.
Bring the kids to Temple Hall Farm where they can learn about barnyard animals and enjoy the sights and sounds of a farm. Conveniently located just seven minutes from White’s Ferry, Temple Hall Farm offers hayrides, hiking trails, a corn maze and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Here, visitors can experience day to day farm tasks while learning about the heritage and history of the farm.
For a history lesson, visit Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, home to one of the largest Civil War engagements in Loudoun County. Take a self-guided walking tour through the park where you’ll be surrounded by scenic views and a glimpse into America’s past. Or, visit April through November for a tour with an expert volunteer where you’ll gain amazing insight into the battle that took place in 1861.