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Hiking near Middleburg?

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Hiking near Middleburg?

My husband and I are spending the weekend in Middleburg in August. As it is our anniversary and our first time away from our 9 month-old, we're looking to make it a special but relaxing weekend. Can anyone recommend a nice scenic hiking trail (maybe easy to moderate)? Also, any other recommended things to do would be appreciated!

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Arlington, Virginia
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1. Re: Hiking near Middleburg?

If you like history, you might visit Harper's Ferry. It isn't far and has some places to walk around out doors.

Virginia Beach...
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for Suffolk
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2. Re: Hiking near Middleburg?

If you don't mind driving about an hour one way, you can reach the following:

Shenandoah River State Park for Ziplinning with VA Canopy Tours (reviews on TA incl mine)........

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g57504-d59…

Downriver Canoe Co take a relaxing kayak/canoe/tube on the Shenandoah River, natural movement in the river makes it great, reviews here incl mine........

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g57504-d33…

Shenandoah National Park many nice trails incl Mary's Rock, Rose River Loop, Appalachian Trail. Also, here is a resource I often use for researching hikes.............

http://virginiatrailguide.com/trail-index/

Hope this helps

Maryland
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3. Re: Hiking near Middleburg?

The Virginia State Arboretum http://blandy.virginia.edu/arboretum is near Middleburg, is free of charge, is always open, and has flat, easy terrain.

Falls Church...
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4. Re: Hiking near Middleburg?

Purcellville is the terminus for the W&OD trail. Goes all the way to Alexandria and is popular with cyclists and joggers. It's paved and relatively flat. Purcellville has a nice little downtown but I'm not as familiar with what the trail is like out that way. Great option if you have access to bicycles.

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5. Re: Hiking near Middleburg?

The above posts are nice, but if you want hiking that is close, drive 10 miles west down Route 7 from Middleburg, pass Upperville and you will come to the the famous Appalachian Trail. Beautiful hike through the woods, can do an "out and back" trip. There is a parking lot in Ashby Gap off of Blue Ridge Mountain Road (it is a tight turn to the right off of Rt. 7), and a parking lot will be on the left hand side maybe .25-.5 miles up the hill. Sky Meadows is on the South side of Rt. 7 at the same location as above, great views and hiking. All of which is free, close, beautiful. Enjoy.

Virginia
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for Sligo, Charlottesville
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6. Re: Hiking near Middleburg?

Greetings!

Bull Run Mountains Loop, 5 mi. Broad Run, VA.

Sky Meadows State Park. 5 mi. Paris, VA.

I hope this helps.

fairfax, virginia
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7. Re: Hiking near Middleburg?

I believe you mean Rt 50 - not Rt 7.

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