Travellin’ Thursdays

Just in time for the weekends and as school winds down – we thought it would be fun to share a few of Virginia’s great day trips that are a short distance from the village of Midlothian.  We’ll explore spots that are a bit more unknown hoping to pique your interest.

Spring in Nelson County

Orchard Spring in Nelson County

“On the Sunrise side of the Blue Ridge Mountains”

This past weekend, we ventured to scenic Nelson County.  Located 90 miles from Richmond at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains – Nelson is rich with beautiful landscapes and thriving farmland.

Hiking Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Falls is arguably the most beautiful set of waterfalls in Virginia. Billed as the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, Crabtree Falls is a must see for anyone who lives in our area.  It is a gorgeous hike along paved and dirt trails with wooden guardrails as you travel along various overlooks before reaching the top peak.  It is not a difficult hike and as you round each bend there’s a pretty sight to be seen.

Strawberry Picking with a View, too! 

On this fourth generation farm, discover the season’s sweetest homegrown strawberries. Open daily, Seaman’s Orchard grows acres of strawberries ripe for picking with cherries and blueberries just about ready for picking as well.  The farm also grows apples and pumpkins for the fall harvest season.  Strawberry Patch

There are many other neat attractions in Nelson County.  They host a variety of special annual celebrations.  It is also the location of Walton’s Mountain made famous by the television show, The Waltons.