Loudoun is glorious in the fall. The air is crisp and cool, early morning mist hangs in the valley and the lush green of farm fields is offset by forests of burnt yellow, gold, and salmon red. It looks like an Impressionist oil painting. Few of us can paint like Monet though, so the next best thing is to take a photograph, post it on Instagram and caption it with a pun like “Unbeleafable!”
Where to go for those perfect pictures though?
Here we choose the most Instagrammable locations in Loudoun for the fall.
From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to gentle animals and rustic barns, get your cameras ready to capture farm life.
It’s more than just the leaves that are changing. It’s harvest season, grapes are getting picked and new vintages are coming online. With more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms in DC’s Wine Country there’s no shortage of flowing wine. Here are just a few that offer panoramic views of the beautiful fall foliage.
Loudoun may be DC’s Wine Country, but it’s beer country too, with a slate of scenic farm breweries and mountain top beerhalls that are perfect for striking a pose. Try these for settings in farm fields or Piedmont and Potomac River views.
There’s something about fall that makes us want to take everything a little slower this time of year. Maybe it’s the whole “fall back” thing, but we find ourselves drawn to the past, which makes exploring Loudoun’s historic destinations that much more special. It’s time for a photo op at these storied settings.
Village of Waterford (National Historic Landmark)
Immerse yourself in fall foliage when you take a walk beneath the canopy’s blazing colors in Loudoun’s parks and trails. Enjoy these spots for everything from a brisk nature walk along the river to sweeping valley views from the treetops.
Bears Den Trail & Overlook
Algonkian Regional Park
Make a weekend out of collecting your fall Instagram photos and stay in one of Loudoun’s gorgeous bed & breakfasts. Historic inns, handsome stone manors surrounded by vineyards, and boutique farm cottages await you.
These spots are Insta-worthy year-round. From murals and LOVEwork signs to sculpture gardens, there are countless public art displays for you to snap a selfie with!