Our state is filled with historic and unique architectural wonders, like the many covered bridges in Virginia. One of the most understated, yet undeniably beautiful, examples is the Humpback Covered Bridge, outside of Covington. Built in 1857, this bridge is the oldest of its kind remaining in Virginia. The covered bridge is open to pedestrians and should you find yourself in the area, makes for a fascinating day trip. Here’s a bit more on the history of one of the best covered bridges in Virginia:

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Have you seen the Humpback Bridge or any other covered bridges in Virginia before? If so, share your experience with us in the comments. While you’re in the area, do a bit of trail hiking at Lake Moomaw in Virginia.

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Things To See And Do In Virginia

What are some lesser-known attractions in Virginia?

Lesser-known attractions in Virginia include:

  • Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing. This is an interactive living history site that shows what life was like for pioneers in the 1700s.
  • James Madison’s Home in Montpelier. This old house was restored in 2008 and the surrounding forest has remained intact since the 1700s.
  • Mount Rogers Recreation Area. This is the highest peak in the state and there are wild highland horses that roam the area.
  • The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse. This was the first lighthouse that the U.S. built in 1792 and it has been rebuilt but still uses the original light.

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What are the best farmers markets in Virginia?

The best farmers markets in Virginia include:

  • Charlottesville City Market. Locals flock here on Saturdays to get locally made crafts, wonderful produce, baked goods, and fresh coffee.
  • Covington Farmers Market. This market was built by students at Virginia Tech and has cooking demonstrations in addition to all the fresh goods.
  • Harrisonburg Farmers Market. You’ll find free-range meats, eggs, and dairy products at this market as well as artisan breads and fresh flowers.
  • Abingdon Farmers Market. Come here for the freshest local produce, locally-made wines, and amazing baked goods.

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What are the best hiking trails in Virginia? 

The best hiking trails in Virginia include:

  • Theodore Roosevelt Island. Located along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, this park has an amazing trail with historical points along the way. 
  • Dark Hollow Falls. This is a strenuous hike that leads to gorgeous waterfalls that are an excellent payoff and well worth the effort. 
  • Bluebell Trail. Located in Bull Run Regional Park, this trail wanders through fields of gorgeous wildflowers that bloom during the spring.
  • Union Mill Trail. This Trail follows a stream in the Hemlock Overlook Regional Park and makes for a wonderfully relaxing stroll.

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