The Leesburg weekend in Loudoun County offers plenty to do and plenty of reasons to return, and we found it to be one of the best places to drink in the wine country of Northern Virginia. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts can enjoy wine in a historic pre-Civil War red barn, and outdoor picnic tables offer views of the distant Blue Ridge Mountains or fan out for an afternoon of hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hiking or camping.
We found the Loudon Museum in downtown Leesburg, also known for its collection of historical artifacts, and it is one of the best places in Loudoun County to learn about its history and history in general. It has the only ferry on the Potomac that provides access to downtown and some other attractions.
Also in Leesburg is National Conference Center 29, which was built in the 1970s by Xerox Corporation as the National Convention Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Godfrey, who bought the Beacon Hill Estate west of Leesburg in the early 1950s, uses DC-3 to commute to his home on the city's east side. The Rust family home is in Leeburg, and there is a monument to the industrialist Charles R. Paxton, best known for the construction of the Victorian country house in Carlheim near Leedburg. Ida Lee spent her entire married life in Rockland, but her son built a house for her sons at 113 East Cornwall Street, Leaburger. The most famous family of Virginia inhabits the former house of William Rust (named after his father Thomas Rust, Jr. (specification required), which was built in 1740. His wife Mary lived in the house his son had built at 112 East Corners Street in Leesberg until her death.
But a Leesburg getaway wouldn't be complete without a trip to Virginia State Park, the largest national park in the United States. Other hiking trails include a forest walk through the forest, a trail from the park to Leeburg, and several other hiking trails in and around the city. Leeburg is also home to a number of other historical sites, such as the Olde Schlepphalle and the Leedburger Geschichtsverein.
See the art at the Cooley Gallery, pick up some local souvenirs at a Very Virginia shop, or visit the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce or the Virginia Historical Society for discounts and deals. Fun follows with more fun things and places to visit and drink in the city and surrounding area, as well as a list of local restaurants and bars.
Drive a few miles north of downtown and enjoy the 67-acre park on the eastern edge of Leesburg. Don't miss Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, which offers a self-guided tour of the historic house and gardens, as well as a walk through the gardens of the park.
The Wine Route, while unpaved and rocky, is easy to navigate and offers a relaxing view of the Virginia countryside. There are roads and mountain bikes to explore, as well as the Potomac Heritage Trail that crosses the property.
Major highways serving Leesburg include the SR-267, Dulles Greenway and Virginia State Highway System (SR). SR 267 is also a toll road, leading from the south to LeESburg, from Dulled Greenways, and ends at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 2 downtown.
US-15 From the Southwest, follow King Street to Leesburg and then join the Leesburg Bypass southeast of downtown. SR-7 entered Leesburg west of Market Street and immediately rejoined the Leedburg bypass, which passed southwest of downtown, and then rejoined King Street, with the bypass at the northeast end of the city reaching back to Maryland. The US-15 then joined the Leedsburg BYpass after driving south through downtown and back to King Street in the south before leaving.
Lesburg is also home to a private toll road that connects the city with the Virginia-Maryland state line and the Maryland-Virginia border, providing the utmost convenience for commuters. The city was also the site of the first public-private partnership in Virginia history with the construction of this private toll road connecting the cities of Leedsburg, Virginia, and Northampton County, Maryland, south of Baltimore. It is the only toll road connecting Maryland and Virginia counties.
Lesburg is covered by its major television and radio stations and is part of the media market in Washington, D.C. Broadcasters in Baltimore, Frederick and Winchester are as easily available as local television stations in Fairfax County.
Loudoun County is located in the heart of Northern Virginia's wine country and there are many wonderful places to relax and sip in and around Leesburg. Loudoun Brewing offers live music at home and on weekends, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars. In a walkable city centre, surrounded by a pastoral landscape and historical sites, a wide range of gastronomic and shopping experiences are offered. The historic city centre offers colonial and civil war themed tours of historic buildings, which house specialty shops and restaurants.