Virginia October 21, 2017
This Teeny Tiny Virginia Town Is Surrounded By Natural Attractions
Aside from about 350 lucky residents, few are aware of the natural splendor of a tiny town in Virginia known as Sperryville. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this town has attracted outdoor enthusiasts for ages. Whether it’s the hiking opportunities in the nearby Shenandoah National Park, the fishing along the Thorton River or the underground exploring of Luray Caverns, the adventures are countless.
Welcome to Sperryville, a gorgeous gateway to the Shenandoah Valley filled with local charm, unique businesses, and plenty of outdoor adventure.
The town may be a relatively small operation, but what it lacks in size is made up for tenfold in character.
As you as you arrive to town, you can treat yourself to a delicious cup of coffee or glass of wine from Before & After, one of Sperryville's many impressive local businesses.
As you continue to explore the area, it's impossible to ignore the surrounding beauty of the gently rolling hills, low-hanging clouds, and Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Photographed above is Woolf Lavender Farm, located in the nearby town of Castleton.
In fact, the summit of these mountains is a lot closer than you may think!
A short windy drive leads you to the Thorton Gap entrance of Shenandoah Park. At the entrance, you'll be greeted by a friendly park ranger who can provide you with a map and recommendation of the perfect day hike. The current admission of a single vehicle to Shenandoah National Park is $25.
If you have time for just one quick trek, Hawksbill Summit is a must.
Totaling about 2.2 miles, this circuit leads you to Hawksbill overlook, which at 4,049 feet is the highest point in Shenandoah National Park.
To the other extreme, you can also venture below ground to explore Luray Caverns.
This natural wonder is a must-see for anyone in the state of Virginia, and especially when you're in the area. It's here you can explore cathedral-sized rooms and jaw dropping rock formations. To learn more about this fascinating attraction,
And if you'd like to take a moment to relax, there are countless gorgeous vineyards and wineries to explore.
Photographed above is the scenic Wisteria Farm and Vineyard. This family-run site allows you to sample local wines and stroll the farm's property.
Just outside of Sperryville, you'll find some charming accommodations just perfect for a cozy mountain getaway.
Photographed above is one of the authentic timber-frame cabins of Shadow Mountain Escape. Can you imagine a more fitting overnight stay while you enjoy the treasure trove of natural attractions in the area? These timeless cabins can be found between the two towns of Sperryville and Luray and just happen to border Shenandoah National Park. To learn more about this spot,
So whether you're looking for an immersive weekend in the mountains or simply stopping by to visit a charming town in the Shenandoah Valley, you won't be disappointed that you chose Sperryville as your destination.
Have you ventured to this corner of Virginia before? If so, please share your experiences with us! For related content, be sure to read about
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