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Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

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Address: 11661 Harpers Ferry Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone Number: 540 668-7640
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Hiking

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2016
Steve C
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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1 Thank Steve C
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5 of 5 stars 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 and meditative. AND you can stop at one of the many Loudoun wineries on your... More 

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1 Thank Dorri O
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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1 Thank Yvonne W
Lansdowne, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars 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!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

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4 of 5 stars 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.

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1 Thank Gwynne L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Amazing week of helping keep this gem running. Personnel are passionate and hopeful for the area, as am I.

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Wheaton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Want to hike through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, crossing log bridges and seeing the ruins of abandoned farm houses, then BRCES is the place for you. Visit in the spring and watch the wildflowers and daffodils bloom amidst the ruins in the woods.

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Lovettsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has 10 miles of hiking trails, a working organic farm, and lots of history. It also has 2 areas for camping (as long as you reserve it ahead of time). There is also a beautifully restored old farmhouse that you can rent for overnight visits (up to... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

We come here a great deal with toddlers and grandparents in tow - walking, hiking, and exploring. The trails are easy (kids can walk some and be in a backpack the rest if needed) but scenic - they cover woods, ponds, and creeks. There are old homesteads and opportunities for good photography. There are farm animals, a working organic farm,... More 

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