View Larger Map Drive One: Snickersville Turnpike (15 miles) Follow this historic Virginia byway over rolling foothills and across Goose Creek and its tributaries from the Village of Aldie to the Village of Bluemont. This historic route, only 15 miles long, was traversed by George Washington, and was the scene of clashes during the Civil War. Luckily, the “turnpike booth” closed in 1915, so there’s no need to fumble for change. Just enjoy the stunning views along the Blue Ridge Mountains and the valleys below which can be seen from the deck at Bluemont Vineyard or by taking a short 20 minute hike along the nearby Appalachian Trail to Bear’s Den. View Larger Map
View Larger Map Drive Two: Mountain Views From Leesburg, follow Route 7 heading west towards the Blue Ridge Mountains. Exit at Round Hill and follow Woodgrove Road north to Hillsboro. Woodgrove Road parallels the Blue Ridge Mountains where the Appalachian Trail runs along the ridge line. Woodgrove Road ends in Hillsboro. From here turn left to head west on Route 9 and you will soon come upon Hillsborough Vineyard which features fantastic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Continue west on Route 9 for another mile and turn right onto Harpers Ferry Road. After traveling another mile, you can visit Breaux Vineyards or stop for a meal at Grandale Farm Restaurant. Breaux Vineyards features a 404 acre estate nestled between the hills of Short Hill Mountain. Grandale Farm’s 30 acre property features a working farm that supplies much of the produce used on the restaurant’s menu.
View Larger Map Drive Three: On the Hunt Through Hunt Country Follow Route 50 West heading towards Middleburg. A mile outside the village of Aldie, turn left onto Champe Ford Road. This bumpy dirt road will lead you past Chrysalis Vineyards, which boasts beautiful scenery. From Chrysalis continue on Champe Ford Road turning right onto Landmark School Road which will lead you into the Town of Middleburg, the “capitol of horse country.” From Middleburg, head west on Route 50 to Upperville. Just outside of town turn right onto Trappe Road. Once on Trappe Road you will immediately pass historic Llangollen Estate on your left, followed by Ayrshire Farm on your right. Continue on Trappe Road, eventually turning left onto Airmont Road. Follow Airmont Road to Snickersville Turnpike and turn right. End your trip with a pit stop at the historic Philomont General Store for a pop and a seat on their porch bench.