Recreation

Recreational Considerations

The recreational opportunities on the farm are extensive, but not fully developed. The equestrian potential is evident and could readily be restored and updated to accommodate a variety of pursuits. Numerous trails wind throughout the 375 acres of woods, and are perfect for hiking, riding, trail running, and ATV’s. Hunting is not currently a focus; however, the farm has robust deer, turkey, and dove populations, and seasonal waterfowl and black bears are also present in smaller numbers.

 

The area around the farm offers a wide variety of recreational options. 10 minutes to the south is the James River, the longest river in Virginia, which has excellent fishing, canoeing, and waterfowling, not to mention swimming and floating in the summer. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park to the west are home to endless hiking and mountain biking trails, and the cool mountain streams offer excellent fly fishing for native brook trout. The options for horsemen abound for both novices and experts alike. And for those looking for quieter pursuits or a change of pace the surrounding countryside is filled with wineries, breweries, orchards, and farm shops.

Shenandoah National Park