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Sky Meadows State Park

Sky Meadows State Park

Sky Meadows State Park is a 1,864-acre park in the Shenandoah Valley that has something for everyone with enjoys outdoor recreation.

With seven miles of horse riding trails, 17 miles of hiking trails and an overlap with the Appalachian Trail, those seeking a vigorous workout will not be disappointed. (more…)

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Shenandoah River

Shenandoah River State Park

The Shenandoah River State Park stretches a breath taking 1,619 acres of gorgeous views and beautiful landscape.

The park, open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk, is located in Warren County, just eight miles south of Fort Royal, Virginia. Shenandoah River Raymond is off of Rt. 340 in Bentonville, just eight miles north of Lurray, VA. Click here for location specific directions. (more…)

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Prince William County Fair

Prince William County Fair

The Prince William County Fair in August is the largest county fair in Virginia. Nearly 100,000 people visit it every year. The 2021 event takes place Aug. 13 to 21. (more…)

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Northern VA Attraction Guide

Northern Virginia’s closeness to Washington D.C. makes it a prime location for historical and cultural attractions.

All of the following attractions lie close enough to each other that visitors can see at least two or more in a single day. (more…)

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Manassas Battlefield

Manassas Battlefield Park

The Manassas National Battlefield Park in northern Virginia marks the location of the first man-to-man battle of the Civil War.

In July 1861, North and South fought on the fields at Manassas near Bull Run. The fighting was heavy enough to dispel the popular idea that it would be a quick war. (more…)




Warrenton Virginia

Fauquier County Community Guide

Fauquier County is a county in the northern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The county seat is Warrenton. Fauquier County is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. (more…)

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Loudoun County Community Guide

Loudoun County is located in the northern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The county, with an estimated population of 333,253 as of 2012, is a part of the Washington Metropolis Area.

Loudoun County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country, having seen an 84% increase in population since the 2000 census, which estimated a population of 169,599.

The county seat is Leesburg.

History

The area that is known as Loudoun County today was part of the 5 million acre plot of land granted to noblemen by King Charles II in 1649.

Loudoun County was named for John Campbell, the fourth earl of Loudoun and the titular Governor of Virginia from 1756-1759.

Loudoun County served as a temporary safe haven for President James Madison during the war of 1812. The county also housed the Constitution and other important state papers when Washington D.C. was burned.

The Land

Today, Loudoun is known for its beautiful scenery, thriving business opportunity, and its dedication to providing a high quality of life for its residents.

The county’s proximity to the nation’s capital has made it a popular place to live. The population is rapidly growing and expanding.

The county has seven towns and many villages. Quieter than the close by Washington D.C., Loudoun County offers a country escape to city dwellers.

Loudoun County is dedicated to the arts. The county has a variety of art museums and photo galleries. With the summertime comes an opportunity to attend multiple outdoor concerts.

Loudoun County is packed with a variety of things to do, from visiting wineries to dining at delicious restaurants, from playing golf to enjoying a movie.

Restaurants

Tuscarora Mill Restaurant http://www.tuskies.com/

Lightfoot Restaurant http://www.lightfootrestaurant.com/

Opa! Mezze Grill http://www.opamezzegrill.com/

Palio Ristorante Italiano http://palioofleesburg.com/

Blue Ridge Grill http://www.brgrill.com/

Eiffel Tower Cafe http://www.eiffeltowercafe.com/

Wineries

In 2012, Loudoun County was named One of 10 Best Wine Desitnations by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

868 Estate Vineyards http://868estatevineyards.com/

Above Ground Winery http://www.agwinery.com/

Bluemont Vineyard http://bluemontvineyard.com/

Sunset Hills Vineyard http://sunsethillsvineyard.com/

Willowcroft Vineyards http://willowcroftwine.com/

Zephaniah Farm Vineyard http://www.zephwine.com/Z/Welcome.html

Golf

Loudoun County offers a variety of courses and clubs for golf.

The Golf Club at Lansdowne http://www.golfatlansdowne.com/

1757 Golf Club http://www.1757golfclub.com/index.php

Brambleton Golf Course http://www.brambletongolfcourse.com/

Algonkian Regional Park http://www.nvrpa.org/park/algonkian/

Movie Theaters

Alamo Draft House http://drafthouse.com/northern_virginia/one_loudoun

Cobb Theatres http://www.cobbtheatres.com/leesburg12.aspx

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