Outdoors and Adventure

Golf

Lake of the Woods Golf Course: OPEN

The picturesque 18-hole PGA course was carved into the woods of oaks and pines, and no two fairways adjoin.

  • 540-972-2230

  • 108 Fairway Drive, Locust Grove VA. 

Meadows Farms Golf Course: OPEN

Home of the longest hole in the United States, this 180-acre course is now named one of the best Golf Courses in Virginia

  • 540-854-9890

  • 4300 Flat Run Road, Locust Grove, VA 

Rapidan Golf Course:

OPEN

Rapidan Golf Club lies on the historic Somerset Farm property, along the banks of the Rapidan River with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the northern horizon.

  • 540-547-7274

  • 35448 Somerset Ridge Road, Locust Grove, VA

Lakes and River Fun

Lake Anna

Lake Anna is Virginia's second largest lake and offers a sparkling array of fun from relaxing on the beach at the Lake Anna State Park, boating, water skiing, some of Virginia's best fishing, and waterfront sunset dining at numerous lakeside restaurants.

  • 540-854-5503

Lake Orange and Angler's Landing:

OPEN

 Angler's Landing at Lake Orange:  See what's happening at Lake Orange. Local fish reports

available on their Facebook page. Seasonally open Mid March to October. Live Bait. Jon boat and Kayak rentals available.

 A 124-acre public fishing lake, it is a fisherman's paradise. It became popular for producing the world record white bass of 6 pounds, 13 ounces in 1989.

  • (540) 672-3997

  • 20281 Lake Orange Road, Orange, VA

Rapidan River Kayak Company:Temporarily Closed through summer

Enjoy paddling down a scenic river, learn essential kayaking skills and create unforgettable memories!The company offers small group instruction and tours on the Rapidan and other local rivers and lakes. Boats, paddles, and safety gear are provided.

  • (540) 308-0630

PYO Farms, Trails and Outdoor Adventures

Liberty Mills Farm:

ONLINE STORE,

SCHEDULE PICK YOUR OWN APPOINTMENTS OR ORDER AHEAD FOR CURBSIDE PICK UP

Liberty Mills Farm will be offering scheduled picking times for their strawberries. Schedule your time with these options:

 

Online Store available to purchase fresh homemade ice cream, fudge and fresh strawberries and lots of other locally made market goods. Curbside pick-up available. 

 

Liberty Mills Farm wants you to have an A-Maze-ing Adventure. Wind your way through our 33 acre fall corn maze, pick  flowerssunflowersstrawberries or pumpkins or explore our Farm Market and antique tractor collection.

  • 434-882-MAZE (6293)

  • 9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA 

Oakland Heights Farm

Horse-shows and horseback riding; if you are planning to be in the area and want to get a real feel for Virginia, consider hopping up on a horse and traveling down one of the trails that Thomas Jefferson and James Madison themselves used centuries ago.

  • 434-981-1484

  • 7110 James Madison Highway, Gordonsville, VA 

Orange County Disc Golf Course:OPEN

It is an 18-hole recreational course, with predominantly open terrain and mostly par 3 holes. Loaner Discs available at Parks and Rec.

  • (540) 672-5435

  • Thomas E. Lee Industrial Park, at 14111 Litchfield Drive, Orange, VA

Elysium Tree Farm:

Closed for the Season

Cut your own Christmas Tree Farm. 6 species of trees: austrian, scotch and white pines; concolor fir, douglas fir and colorado blue spruce. Also farm made wreaths, jams and jellies and various convenience items

  • 540-672-4512

  • 21041 Clarks Mountain Rd, Rapidan, VA 

Gold Hill Blueberry Farm:

PYO NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2020

Grown free of any chemicals & herbicides We'd love to see you on the farm. Open for the season.

  • (540) 222-7954

  • 12290 Daffodil Lane, Unionville, VA

The Market at Grelen: TRAILS & PATIO OPEN, CURBSIDE SERVICE AND ONLINE

The Market at Grelen Trails remain open Wednesday - Sunday 10-4. 

Grelen's patio is open for dining from their cafe with a limited menu, PYO blueberries are ripe and ready and  the garden  shop is open for shoppers.

  • Please no picnicking anywhere and no loitering on the grounds or in the parking lot

  • Please maintain a distance of at least 6' between your group and other hikers

  • Please only visit with immediate family or members of the same household

  • ​Please leave the trails and the Grelen property no later than 4 pm 

 

A European Style Garden Shop.

Set on a 600 Acre Tree Nursery

​Featuring a Casual Farm-to-table Cafe, Hiking Trails,a Pick-Your-Own Farm & Virginia Beer, Cider & Wine

  • 540-672-7268

  • 15111 Yager Road, Somerset, VA

Miller Farms Market

Farm fresh from our fields to your table−Family owned and operated for three generations, with the fourth generation pitching in every day and starting to make their own decisions.   Come meet your local farmers at Miller Farms and fill your crisper.

  • 540-850-5009

  • 12101 Orange Plank Road
    Locust Grove, VA 

Sky Dive Orange: OPEN for reservations

Try a tandem skydive, learn to skydive on your own, or are already an experienced skydiver, Skydive Orange is the spot! Sky Dive Orange has been in continuous operation since 1977 making them one of the most established skydiving centers in the country.

  • 703-SKY-DIVE

  • 11339 Bloomsbury Road, Orange, VA

Fort Germanna Visitor Center Trails:OPEN

Germanna Visitor Center Temporarily CLOSED.

The trails of the Siegen Forest are open sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week for a quiet hike in the woods. The trails are beautiful this time of year and run the banks of the Rapidan River.

The four trails of the Germanna Foundation’s 170-acre Siegen Forest are open to the public during daylight hours, year-round.

Blue Trail, Orange Trail, Red Trail, and Chimney Witness Trail.

  •  540-423-1700 

  •  2062 Germanna Highway, Locust Grove, VA.

James Madison's Montpelier Trails: OPEN

James Madison's Montpelier Grounds are open. 

This includes the historical core, Annie duPont Formal and Oriental gardens, Madison family and enslaved community cemeteries, and walking trails, on 2,700 acres.

 

  • The grounds will be open Thursday-Monday from 9 AM to 4 PM

  • David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and The Exchange Cafe will remain closed at this time. 

  • Orange County Residents access for free

  • Non Residents, $10/car Day Pass 

  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase their passes online before visiting.

Montpelier has 8+ miles of well-marked walking trails winding through horse pastures, wildflower meadows, and forests, including the Old-Growth Landmark Forest. 

  • 540-672-2728

  • 11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA

Wilderness Battlefield Trails: OPEN 

The Battlefield park’s roads, trails and parking areas will remain open and Ellwood Manor will be delayed in opening for the season.

 

This trail is operated by the National Park Service and is centered at the Wildnerness Battlefield. This loop trail covers about two miles.Interpretive signs, maps, photographs, and monuments along the trail supplement the information provided at the exhibit shelter.

  • 540-786-2880

  • 35347 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, VA

Wilderness Crossing Trail at Ellwood Manor: OPEN 

The Battlefield park’s roads, trails and parking areas will remain open and Ellwood Manor will be delayed in opening for the season.

 

The new Wilderness Crossing Trail, a 1.4 mile walking trail stretching from Ellwood Manor to the Wilderness Tavern site. The trail was a joint project between Friends of Wilderness Battlefield and the National Park Service.  Begin your walk at Ellwood Manor, one of the few large plantations in the area.

  • 540-786-2880 

  • 36380 Constitution Highway (Route 20), Locust Grove, VA

Mine Run Battlefield Trail:OPEN

The wooded, 1.5 mile Mine Run Battlefield interpretive trail, marked with historical wayside tablets, is located across Highway 611 from the Zoar Baptist Church about 2 miles north of Locust Grove, Virginia. Perserved by American Battlefield Trust​.

  • 31334 Zoar Rd, Locust Grove, VA 

Orange County LOVEworks

Liberty Mills Farm Love Works OPEN

Liberty Mills Farm LOVEwork changes  seasonally.

  • 434-882-MAZE (6293)

  • 9166 Liberty Mills Rd, Somerset, VA

Orange County Love Works:

OPEN

Orange County’s LOVEwork highlights some of what there is to love about an Orange County visit! Located in Taylor Park, Downtown Orange.

  • 540-671-1653

The Market at Grelen Living Love Work:

OPEN

The LOVE Artwork at the Market at Grelen is the Commonwealth of Virginia's first living LOVEwork. Changes with the seasons.

  • 540-672-7268

  • 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset, VA

James Madison's Montpelier LOVE Work:

OPEN

James Madison's Montpelier has a new LOVEwork that was installed in September 2019. 

  • 540-672-2728

  • 11350 Constitution Highway

  • Montpelier Station, VA

Parks and Public Spaces

Barboursville Community Park

Barboursville Community Park is operated by Orange County Parks & Recreation. 

  • (540) 672-5435

  • 5260 Governor Barbour Street, Barboursville, VA

Belleview Avenue Park

Belleview Avenue Park features a playground and picnic area.

  • (540) 672-4791

  • Located on Belleview Avenue in Orange, VA

Booster Park

Booster Park is a large sports complex and event site located behind the Orange County Airport. It is operated by Orange County Parks & Recreation.

  • 540-672-5435

  • 11177 Bloomsbury Road 
    Orange, VA 

Cooke Park

Cooke Park sits on Main Street in the heart of the shops and galleries of Gordonsville.

Verling Park/Dix Memorial Pool

The park contains the county's only public swimming pool.

Hazel Sedwick Park

Hazel Sedwick Park is located at the corner of North Almond and East Main Streets in the Town of Orange. 

Robertson Fountain

Robertson features a sprinkler and benches. The sprinkler only operates during the warmer months. Located on Short Street, Orange, VA.

Taylor Park

Taylor Park features a fountain, benches, beautiful landscaping, and a raised platform/stage area. Located on West Main Street, Orange, VA.

Veteran's Park

Veteran's Park features playground facilities, a walking trail, a ball field, and bathrooms. The shelter is available for rental through the Town of Orange.

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Orange County Visitor Center

Visitor Center Hours:

Monday, Wednesday-Saturday

10 am - 4 pm

Tuesday and Sunday 11 am - 3 pm

Closed for some holidays.

540-672-1653

 

Location:

122 East Main Street, Historic Train Depot,

Orange, Virginia

We are a Virginia State certified Visitor Center.

 

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Gordonsville Visitor Center

Visitor Center Hours:

Monday -Thursday 10 am - 4:30 pm

Friday and Saturday 10 am - 4:00 pm

Closed on Sunday and for some holidays.

540-832-1735

 

Location:

Next to Town Hall at 200 South Main Street,

Gordonsville, Virginia