Escape the hustle and bustle of city life to the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail through Loudoun County. This vehicle-free path allows cyclists to relax in sweet serenity while enjoying the beautiful Loudoun countryside.
Begin your ride in Leesburg near Market Station. Fill up water bottles, check the pressure in your tires, and then head west toward the town of Purcellville. While the entire W&OD Trail spans 45 miles, this 10-mile trip to Purcellville is considered by many to be the best part of the trail because there are fewer people, more shade, and lots of charm.
The trail will take you through the historic village of Paeonian Springs on your way to Purcellville and its historic center on 23rd Street. Stop and grab a bite to eat and a quick drink at Magnolia’s at the Mill, located in a circa 1904 mill.
After, head back toward Leesburg where you will find more refreshing treats and charming shops to explore. If beer is what gets you peddling faster then make sure to visit MacDowell’s Brew Kitchen for a cold one. There are also plenty of options at Market Station including pizza, Chinese, sandwiches, and more!