Fun with Kids in Nelson County

Apple picking at Dickie Brothers Orchard
8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy
Lovingston, VA 22949
Region Central Virginia
Locality Nelson
visitor center: (800) 282-8223


Visit the Kids in Parks TRACK Trail at the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail, where kids can identify birds and trees, find plants and insects and learn about nature while walking along this 1.8 mile trail. Pick your own apples at Dickie Brothers Orchard, or get fresh fruit and an ice cream cone at Saunders Brothers Orchard. Catch a fish at the Trout Pond at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort and see where the trout come from at the Montebello State Fish Hatchery.


Hike along Crabtree Falls or look for birds and wildlife on one of the Watchable Wildlife Loops. Pick your own strawberries, cherries or blueberries at Seaman’s Orchard, or blackberries at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery. Stop by the Blue Toad for lunch with a kids playground, swim Lake Monocan, hike the Kids in Parks TRACK Trail at the Rockfish River Trailhead, or head up to Wintergreen Resort’s Discovery Ridge for a bungee trampoline, climbing tower and miniature golf. Or try the Zip or The Plunge Tubing Park for lots of family fun!

Last Updated: 7/2/2014 11:23 AM