Farms & Horse Country
Western Loudoun thrives with working farms, dairies and equestrian centers, many of which are open to the visitors. Bring the kids to pick apples, grapes and strawberries, or to pet a piglet and snuggle a sheep. Semi-annual farm tours bring Halloween fun (spooky corn mazes and pumpkin picking) while the Spring version showcases the latest blooms and newest cuddly arrivals to the farm. Loudoun is home to over 15,000 horses and has a rich equine tradition. Whether spending a day horseback riding near Middleburg, or taking in a Saturday afternoon race, it is well worth the trip. To understand the history and changing dynamics of rural Loudoun, head to the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum with its replica general store, working garden and trove of artifacts.