Falling for Virginia

A Virginian fall is about as beautiful as it gets. As the trees begin to showcase their red, golden yellow, and burnt orange leaves, we cannot help but be left breathless in their presence. So much beauty, but for so little time. Yes, we are falling for Virginia in the most scenic way. Make the most of fall this year by checking out a few of The Fauquier Bank’s favorite places!

History Buffs:

National Battlefield Park

October 15th: Autumn Battlefield Hike: Manassas, VA

Mount Vernon

October 22nd – 23rd: Fall Harvest Family Day at Pioneer Farm 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA

Hiking Enthusiasts:

Shenandoah National Park:

Robertson Mountain

Robertson Mountain Trail is one of the steepest trails in the Shenandoah National Park. Don’t let the 1,700 elevation climb in a little over 1.5 miles scare you off! This fall, avoid the crowds and make the climb to one of the most excellent views of the mountains.

Dark Hollow Falls

Take an easier downhill hike of less than a mile to visit one of the most impressive waterfalls in the park. The hardest part of the trail is the hike back up. Take a few breaks on your way back and enjoy the beautiful display of fall foliage.

Monticello:

Montalto Sunset Hike

October 12th: Join “Friends of the Trail at Monticello” for a hike up the mountains to watch the 6:38 p.m. sunset and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Falling Leaves and Winter Trees Walk

October 22nd: Test your knowledge on Virginian trees while enjoying the fall foliage. The walk will focus on identifying trees by bark fruit, seeds, buds and habit. Pack your binoculars and sturdy shoes—terrain may be muddy and uneven.

Virginia Wine Month:

Rock the Grapes!

October 8th: Get ready to stomp grapes and taste award-winning wines at the annual festival in Berryville.

Taste at your own pace!

Virginia is filled with wonderful wineries.

A few of our favorites:

  • Molon Lave Vineyards: Warrenton, VA
  • Magnolia Vineyards: Amissville, VA
  • Narmada Winery: Amissville, VA
  • Pearmund Cellars: Broad Run, VA
  • The Winery at La Grange: Haymarket, VA
  • The Winery at Bull Run: Centreville, VA
  • Naked Mountain Winery and Vineyards: Markham, VA
  • Grey Horse Vineyards: Midland, VA
  • Winding Road Cellars: Markham, VA
  • Glen Manor Vineyards: Front Royal, VA
  • Delaplane Cellars: Delaplane, VA
*  Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly. 

Fruit Lovers:

Explore a few orchards and pick your own apples.

  • Hartland Orchard 3205 Hartland Lane, Markham, VA
  • Stribling Orchard 11587 Poverty Hollow Lane, Markham, VA
  • Virginia Perfection Orchard at Valley View Farm 1562 Leeds Manor Road, Delaplane, VA
  • Hollin Farms 11324 Pearlstone Lane, Delaplane, VA

Monticello:

Apple Tasting

October 15th: Taste apples you don’t typically find at the grocery store! Tom Burford will provide numerous apple varieties that were available in the 19th century to sample and discuss the history and culture of each. 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA

 Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes:

Hartland Orchard

3205 Hartland Lane, Markham, VA

Yankey Farms

Enjoy a scavenger hunt in the corn maze, ride around on the cow train, check out the fun farmyard activities, and don’t forget to pick your own pumpkin! 14039 Owls Nest Road, Nokesville, VA

The Corn Maze in The Plains

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Enjoy a barnyard of fun, pumpkin slingshot, delicious treats at Kate’s Country Store, campfires, pumpkin picking, and a 5 acre corn maze! 4501 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA

Ghost Tours:

Hospital Horrors by Night

October 29th: Ben Lomond served as a Confederate Field Hospital after the Battle of First Manassas. Experience a unique tour of the house and ground in the dark while hearing stories of soldiers and doctors. Be sure to bring a flashlight! 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas

Spirits of Manassas

October 29th: Manassas was the scene of two bloody battles during the Civil War, a devastating fire, many local tragedies, crimes, and much more. Take the tour and hear stories of the past. Be sure to keep an eye out for any spooky guests that join the walk! 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, VA

 Now that you know what we love to do during the fall, share some of your fun fall activities with us!

***Stop by all TFB branches on October 31st to witness our spooktacular costumes!

Happy fall!

-TFB

 


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