To explore Northern Loudoun, take historic Route 15 north from the county seat of Leesburg. This road is a scenic two-lane highway, lined with farms and houses, rolling fields and mountain views. It was once a Native American trail, known as the Great Warrior’s Path, and was favored by Algonquin and Iroquois for its springs and milder weather east of the mountains. Today it is named the James Monroe Highway, after the nation’s fifth president, who lived on Route 15 just south of Leesburg. The Town of Lucketts offers a wealth of antique stores and unique gift shops that can fill an entire afternoon of exploring and browsing. Start your day at The Old Lucketts Store, a restored general store turned antique treasure-trove that dates back to 1879. Uncover vintage finds and restored treasures to take back home with you! After shopping, refuel at Roots 657. Roots is an eat-in and take-out cafe and market offering regionally curated products such as house-made soups, salads, sandwiches and fresh baked goods. Owned by Certified Master Chef, Rich Rosendale, this restaurant has some serious clout. Next, plan to visit some of the craft beverage producers that are native to DC's Wine Country and LoCo Ale Trail. For beer lovers, stop by Vanish Farmwoods Brewery. With over 20 brews on tap, Vanish works hard to bring a variety of styles for visitors to try. Ingredients are sourced from their farm and others locally to make sure each beer is made from “plant to pint.” To continue your journey along the LoCo Ale Trail, swing by Barnhouse Brewery just a few minutes down the road to enjoy small-batch beer brewed on-site at their 18-acre farm in Lucketts. To satisfy your inner wine cravings, plan to visit Hidden Brook Winery. Located in a log cabin surrounded by a peaceful forest, Hidden Brook was amongst the first ten wineries to open in Loudoun County. Sit on the porch, take in the scenery and enjoy a glass of Chambourcin or Vidal Blanc. Continue your journey at Fabbioli Cellars and taste your way through their food and wine menu. Boasting seven award-winning fine wines perfectly paired with small gourmet food bites, each combination is unique and delicious. Excellent cure for those late afternoon snack urges! To wrap up a successful day in Loudoun, venture just north of Lucketts to enjoy dinner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville. Enjoy a unique dining experience savoring organic, local, and progressive cuisine while taking in one of the most spectacular views in all of Loudoun County.