Spring into New Experiences in Orange County, VA!

Take your family on a spring trip filled with fresh air and fun in Orange County! Pack your outdoor gear and find adventure hiking our trails, strolling and shopping our downtowns, and dining at our delicious restaurants. Whether you need a Spring Break itinerary for the whole family or a quick, weekend jaunt to soak up some rays, there are lots of options to get outside and enjoy the scenery in Orange County, Virginia.

Consider grabbing a friend for a round of golf – Orange County courses will not disappoint! Orange County boasts three fantastic courses to choose from – each uniquely different – so you can spend your days working on your swing or practicing your putt. Ever wanted to play on the longest hole in the United States? Well, here in Orange County you can! According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Meadows Farms Golf Course is the longest hole in the U.S. standing at 841 yards. If your group is not quite ready for the PGA, Orange County Parks and Recreation operates a FREE, family-friendly Disc Golf Course at the Thomas E. Lee Industrial Park.  Just print out your score card before you leave and join in the fun!

Golf Course

If the winter blues have you craving a bit more adventure, consider horseback riding with Trail Rides at Oakland Heights Farm or go for the million-dollar view on a Top of the Morning Tandem Dive at Skydive Orange.  Orange County is known for its beautiful countryside, recreational opportunities, and scenic hikes.  A visit to the Historic Germanna in Eastern Orange County allows visitors the chance to hike the 170 acre Siegen Forest or even launch kayaks and canoes from a public access point along the Rapidan River. Enjoy a stroll through the Annie duPont Formal Garden at James Madison’s Montpelier and be sure to check out Historic Garden Week 2024. The Orange County Tour hosted by the Dolley Madison Garden Club, will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sip on local craft beverages and visit any one of Orange’s finest breweries, wineries, or distilleries. Wine Enthusiast named Charlottesville and the Monticello American Viticultural Area 2023 Wine Region of the Year. The award recognized over 40 wineries in Orange County and surrounding counties.

Orange County is proudly art centric, whether you’re interested in mixed media exhibitions, traditional drawing, custom textiles or artisan crafts. With a wide variety of experiences available at the Arts Center in Orange, Paint it Orange, Art from the Bark Studio and Gallery, and Blue Ridge Studio of Fine Arts, you are guaranteed to find something to spark your inner artist – even during a short visit!!

The Arts Center in Orange has been a staple in the heart of downtown Orange for over 25 years. They offer curated exhibitions, artist-led workshops, family art experiences, concerts, expert talks, and so much more. In April 2024, they are hosting a 4-day Classical Portraiture workshop with visiting artist Richard T. Scott. Richard is an internationally recognized artist who has been featured on NPR, lectured at prestigious universities and art schools around the world, has created designs for the US Mint (including the 2016 Fort Moultrie quarter) and was recognized as an Associate Living Master by the Art Renewal Center. View their 2024 online calendar for trip planning or check out their store front when visiting for additional inspiration!

Spring in Orange County, Virginia is soul-soothing simplicity at its best.  Enjoy time outside with the people you LOVE and find recreational, memory-making activities you won’t soon forget.  Orange County is Relaxation Rediscovered!

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