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Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

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11661 Harpers Ferry Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132-1944
+1 540-668-7640
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Horseback riding for USTR members,great walking trails.

Local horse trails are amazing. Until this becomes a state park you need to be a member of USTR to... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2017
Yvonne W
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Serene and Beautiful

This was our 3rd trip to this lovely preserve. We primarily go to see / hear birds but also love... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
ds5324
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“woods” (5 reviews)
“stream” (2 reviews)
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11661 Harpers Ferry Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132-1944
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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Local horse trails are amazing. Until this becomes a state park you need to be a member of USTR to ride the trails. Hi king these beautiful trails is free.

Thank Yvonne W
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

This was our 3rd trip to this lovely preserve. We primarily go to see / hear birds but also love the scenery. Nice trails for hikes through meadows, woods and along streams. Birding is wonderful in the spring - many varieties of warblers, thrushes, swallows.

1  Thank ds5324
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Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Trails were well maintained and there were lots of additional loops to make the hike longer if you chose to do so.

Thank KRISTEL W
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Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

The BRCES is a beautiful and peaceful place to go especially if you like scenery that's free of skyscrapers and apartment buildings.

Thank darlene l
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Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Great park to hike and see wildlife. Always a good place for birding too. Great trail systems for long hikes or short hikes.

2  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship is a hidden gem~ There are so many great hikes you can take. One of them meanders through a meadow filled with birds, through the woods, along a stream and to a larger stream It is sooo peaceful...More

2  Thank Dorri O
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Reviewed November 18, 2015

Tons of walking trails, camping with permission. Join US Trail Ride (.com) and have access to the miles of horseback riding trails.

1  Thank Yvonne W
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Reviewed September 12, 2015

Located only 30 +/- minutes from the heart of Loudoun County, you can hike this lovely open area that features tree cover, open fields, crossing streams over stones and over small bridges, farmland. Some elevation too. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Lucy K
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Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very nice people, good food and reasonably priced. Get there early though. It's a very popular place.

2  Thank GovSpecialist
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Reviewed April 21, 2015

BRCES is not only a big open hiking area, but it's beautiful trails meander through an old farmstead, showing the area's history and landscape. My family loves the quiet and peace of the place and the hike can be done by my young sons.

1  Thank Gwynne L
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