On the
Trail

Outdoor exploration boosts our bodies, moods and connections to nature. Whether your payoff is a mountain vista or the majesty of a meadow, our trails are suited to your speed.

Fort Germanna Visitor Center Trails

The 170-acre Siegen Forest features scenic views of the Rapidan River, historical sites and vistas galore. Trails range from beginner to advanced.

2062 Germanna Highway (Rt. 3)
Locust Grove, VA 22508
(540) 423-1700

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James Madison’s Montpelier Trails

James Madison's Montpelier Open Thursdays-Mondays

Montpelier’s eight-plus miles of walking trails meander through pastures, meadows and forests, including the Old-Growth Landmark Forest. Open Thursday through Mondays.

11350 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, VA 22957
(540) 672-2728

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Mine Run Battlefield Trail

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

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OCVA Cycling Trips

Explore some of Orange County's scenic cycling routes that showcase the rural landscapes of Central Virginia. These routes range in length and will guide you through areas of historical significance and natural beauty. All Routes begin and end at the OCVA Visitor's Center/Historic Train Depot located in downtown Orange.

Cycling Route Starting Point: Orange County Visitor’s Center 122 East Main Street Orange, VA 22960

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The Market at Grelen

Outdoor Dining, take-out, & online available.

This European-style garden shop features a farm-to-table café, pick-your-own experiences and hiking trails perfect for days out. Open Wednesday-Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Grelen Café open Wednesday-Sunday 11 am - 3:30 pm.

15091 Yager Road
Somerset, VA 22972
(540) 672-7268

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Wilderness Battlefield Trails

This National Park Service trail is centered at the Wilderness Battlefield and offers two miles of American history. Interpretive signs, maps and photos along the trail are easy to follow and supplement the information provided at the exhibit shelter.

35347 Constitution Highway
Locust Grove, VA 22160
(540) 786-2880

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Wilderness Crossing Trail

The grounds at Ellwood are open Sunrise to Sunset every day of the year.

A 1.4 mile trail stretching from Ellwood Manor to the Wilderness Tavern site, the trail blends local scenery with history. The grounds at Ellwood are open Sunrise to Sunset every day of the year. Visitors may visit the grounds, even when the house is closed. Park at the Ellwood Manor gate on Route 20.

36380 Constitution Highway (Rt. 20)
Locust Grove, VA 22160
(540) 693-3200

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Orange County
Up Close

Follow the footsteps of Civil War soldiers on the
Wilderness Battlefield Trails.

The Montpelier-Grelen Trail is a designated
“Virginia Treasure”.

Fort Germanna Trails run along the
Rapidan River.

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