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It's a known fact that you should always plan ahead for your weekend so you won’t have to scramble to make plans last second. Although it’s still summertime and the pool and beach are still fresh on your mind, I'm sure that you'll want to cool down a little bit with a day trip to the countryside. In fall, Loudoun County is transformed into a beautiful sea of magnificent color thanks to our vast foliage. It’s this stunning scenery that will be the perfect place for all of your fall explorations, vacations, and getaways!

Here are the top 8 fall activities and things to do in Northern Virginia:

  1. Pumpkin Merlot Facial at Spa Minérale
    Chilly weather is approaching soon and having a facial spa treatment proves to be the perfect remedy for your skin. You can find a special Pumpkin and Merlot facial treatment at Lansdowne Resort and Spa in collaboration with Breaux Winery. Because the facial includes pumpkin enzymes, your face will be restored with a natural glow. In addition, a wine infused spa treatment will certainly lead you to a new experience. It’s the perfect way to kick off your fall journey!

  2. Paint, Pinot and Pavarotti with beautiful fall foliage
    In Loudoun County, fall becomes a real life painting because of our gorgeous Potomac River and foliage. Paint on your own canvas as you sip and experience Loudoun’s leaf peeping. Many wine and painting class are offered indoors, but it’s a different experience at Lansdowne Resort and Spa. Our Local artist Jill Perla will bring you into a new fall outdoor experience while you Paint, sip Pinot and listen to Pavarotti on the Potomac River.

  3. Burnside Farms
    Blooming from midsummer to fall, sunflowers are a pretty way to end your summer and start your fall. Go with a couple of friends, pack your picnic gear and a selfie stick! Who can resist these happy plants? Bring comfortable shoes and plan on walking a far distance to get to the Sunflower haven!

  4. Breaux Vineyards
    You’ll never want to miss wineries in Loudoun’s wine country during fall time. The light yellow main building of Breaux Vineyards invites you in with a welcoming tone. With its picturesque Virginia land, Breaux Vineyards makes its move on presenting one of the most authentic Virginia wine characters with its house-made wine. When the weekend comes, bring your friends and family, and start off your fall time wine country adventure.

  5. Raven Rocks Hike
    It is the time of the year when hiking becomes breathtaking. The whole Loudoun County will be full of incredible fall foliage. The view from Raven Rocks hike is one of the best hiking trails in the area. Despite only 5.5 miles with a vertical gain of 1530 ft., this hike includes three strenuous ascents. Raven Rocks hike, is also as known as "rocky trail". If you love a little challenge and the fall Mountain View, it is definitely the best choice for you.

  6. Zip lining at Evergreen Adventure Park
    Fall Season is definitely the time to enjoy outdoor adventures without the heat. Located in Leesburg, Virginia, Evergreen Adventure Park offers variety of outdoor adventure packages including ziplines only and ziplines mixed with other courses. Breathe in the fall air and fly high.

  7. Paxton Manor Haunted House
    One of the biggest celebrations in the fall is Halloween. It is probably the single most exciting moment for children! Located in Leesburg, Paxton Manor is transformed from a mansion into a high-end Halloween haunted house. Tickets for entry can be purchased on the Shocktober official website.

  8. Apple picking at Great Country Farm
    It’s almost apple picking season! Gala, Jona Gold, Jona Free, Candy Crisp, Ruby Jon and Fuji apple, which one is on the top of your list? Or it might be a good idea to mix them all into your own Apple cider! At Great Country farm in Bluemont, Virginia, you can enjoy hay rides, apple picking, pumpkin picking and more.
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