Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in Virginia. The stunning foliage, cooler temperatures, and sunny days mean that many of us can enjoy a little more time outdoors before the winter chill sets in. Fall fun is the perfect antidote for spending so much time indoors this year. Since so many activities are outside, we can remain socially distanced in a safe manner.
Virginia is a state of many regions, each with its unique characteristics and vibe. Fortunately, all parts of the state offer a wide array a fall fun! We’re proud to have nine Apartment Living communities throughout Virginia, from Manassas to Blacksburg and in between.
If you’re looking for some inspiration to make the most of fall, we’re here to help! We’ve outlined our favorite fall fun by region.
Northern Virginia offers so many options for enjoying fall! One of our top picks to spend some time visiting Great Falls Park along the Potomac River. This 800-acre park has one of the largest sets of waterfall systems in the country. It’s truly stunning and becomes even more beautiful as the leaves change. Plus, the hiking trails and overlooks are open for visitors!
If you’re looking to spend a few hours outdoors and want to challenge your sense of direction, you can’t go wrong with the Belvedere Maze near Fredericksburg. The 2020 maze looks amazing! Nothing says fall fun quite like a corn maze either.
How about a day trip to soak up all the beauty that fall has to offer? Fortunately for those living in Northern Virginia, the Shenandoah National Park is only a few hours away. Spend the day driving along Skyline Drive and experience the breathtaking scenery at jaw-dropping overlooks. You can even stop for a picnic lunch and hiking.
There’s so much fall fun in Central Virginia that it’s tough to pick our favorite activities. If you like biking or walking and are looking for a trail where you can go at your own pace, the Virginia Capital Trail is for you! Running from Richmond to Williamsburg, the Virginia Capital Trail is a 52-mile multiuse, fully-paved trail that boasts lots of scenic beauty.
Speaking of trails, a great fall activity is visiting High Bridge Trail State Park in Farmville. One of the most unique trails in the state, the centerpiece of this 31-mile rail trail is the historic High Bridge. Built in 1853, this rail bridge turned trail run 160 feet above the Appomattox River and offers stunning vistas with fall colors on full display.
It’s hard to imagine fall without some apple cider. One of our favorite spots to pick apples, get some cider, and munch on apple cider donuts is Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville. The orchard is adapting to the times this year and even offering a scenic drive thru option.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Southwest Virginia is well known for its stunning beauty. The region especially shines in fall! Virginia’s Blue Ridge is know as America’s East Coast mountain biking capital, so you’ve got lots of options if you like to mountain bike. There are trails throughout Southwest Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Find one that’s right for you.
If spending some time closer to the water is what you prefer, Smith Mountain Lake is the spot for you. Known as the jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake offers lots of fall fun for a day trip or weekend getaway. From outdoor activities to water sports to great food, you’ll find it here.
Tailgating before a Virginia Tech football game is usually a must do in Blacksburg in the fall, but that’s on hold in 2020. Instead of going to the stadium, check out Falls Ridge Preserve nearby. The park is open and is one of the region’s best kept secrets. Part of a steep, rugged ridge, Falls Ridge Preserve includes a spring-fed travertine waterfall approximately 80 feet in height. It’s a stunner, for sure.
Residents who live in our Abberly Avera, Abberly Waterstone, Abberly at Southpoint, Abberly CenterPointe, Abberly Twin Hickory, Walden Pond, Honeywood, Foxridge, and Hethwood communities have easy access to these great fall activities throughout the state and so much more!
We believe it’s how you live that matters. Spending time outdoors and enjoying this beautiful fall season can help all of us relax and recharge. Here’s to lots of fall fun in Virginia!