Things to do

Local Events

See whats happening in our area during your visit! For a a detailed list of all the wonderful events going on in Loudoun County check out the Visit Loudoun events calender on their website: http://visitloudoun.org/Events

Virginia Wine Country

The best of Virginia wineries are close by and offer wine tastings, festivals, music, and food. Check out Local Events page for more information on upcoming festivals!

Biking

Three famous trails, the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O), Mount Vernon, and Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trails offer spectacular biking and hiking through some of the most beautiful and diverse areas of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The three major trails offer travelers an opportunity to plan extended trips over a wide area without duplicating their ride.
Georges Mill Farm Bed and Breakfast is located five miles from the C&O trail in Brunswick, MD and thirteen miles from the WO&D trail near Purcellville, VA.

Hiking

Georges Mill Farm Bed and Breakfast is just a few miles from the Appalachian Trail, as well as the trails at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Or just take a stroll on the farm through our fields or around the pond!

History

Loudoun County and the surrounding area are steeped in history. Harpers Ferry, WV, the location of John Brown’s slave revolt, is only 13 miles away. The historic town has been well preserved by the National Parks Service and offers many attractions for history buffs and families alike.

Balls Bluff Battlefield off the Route 15 bypass near Leesburg, VA is a 173-acre regional park commemorates the small but significant battle fought here Oct. 21, 1861. Federal troops tried to cross to the south side of the Potomac River but were overwhelmed by Confederate forces. Pushed off the bluffs, the Union soldiers made easy targets for Southern guns as they tried to re-cross the river. Bodies floated downstream to Washington. Lincoln’s good friend Edward Baker was killed in the battle. Ten interpretive signs on a two-mile walking trail describe the fighting.

Antietam Battlefield in nearby Sharpsburg, MD was the location of the bloodiest day in American history. The total count of those killed, wounded or missing after the brutal 12 hour battle on September 17, 1862 was 23,000. This ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion of the North, which was shortly followed by the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln.



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