Afton

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  • Region: Central Virginia
    Locality Nelson
  • Nelson County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • 8519 Thomas Nelson Highway
    Lovingston, VA, 22949
  • (434) 263-7015
    Website

Afton Mountain Vineyards in Afton

Situated alongside the C & O Railway, Afton was once a mecca for tourists who escaped the cities to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Blue Ridge Mountains.   The Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel, a major engineering feat completed in 1869, provided a railway through the Blue Ridge Mountains.  

Atop Afton Mountain is the entry to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Shenandoah National Park.  The Appalachian Trail, and Route 250 and I- 64 cross at Rockfish Gap with scenic overlooks that provide a sweeping view into the Rockfish Valley.  Swannanoa, a 1912 Italianate marble palace, offers limited weekend visiting hours.

The community of Afton extends along Virginia Scenic Byways - Routes 6 and 151 (Nelson 151) with several wineries, breweries and a cidery offering their own unique spirits.  

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