Patrick County, Virginia
Patrick County’s topography uniquely positions the area as a premier destination for breathtaking views atop the Blue Ridge Mountains. See endless miles of the beautiful Virginia and North Carolina landscapes, including notable skyline landmarks such as Pilot Mountain (“Mount Pilot” in the Andy Griffith Show), Rocky Knob, Buffalo Mountain, and many more.
1 day | 9 stops
STOP 1: Levering Orchard
Fall apple season at Levering lasts from September through mid-November. They provide you with buckets and ladders and send you into their expansive orchard to experience picking the fruit right off of the tree yourself. You can call 276-755-3593 for up-to-date information on available apple varieties. In the Summer, you can also visit the Cherry Orchard Theatre on the property that hosts outdoor plays and music with a Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop. Most of the plays performed were written in conjunction with orchard owner Frank Levering and feature stories that are local to the area. You can check their website for an updated theater schedule.
STOP 2: Laurel Hill Trail & Overlook
STOP 3: Boyd's Restaurant
STOP 4: Angel Overlook
STOP 5: Overlooks of the Blue Ridge Parkway
STOP 6: Jane's Country Café
STOP 7: Fred Clifton Park
Remember: Don't feed the bears!