Take a journey through Virginia's mountain paradise and experience an outdoor enthusiast's delight. Visit two LOVEworks reflecting the natural, industrial and cultural heritage of the region.
Begin your day in the Alleghany Highlands at the Humpback Bridge LOVEworks. The oldest standing covered bridge in Virginia, Humpback Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Place and a popular place for residents and visitors alike to gather for picnics, photos or simply to admire the bridge’s beauty and craftsmanship.
Next, experience the radiance of Falling Spring Water Fall. Described by Thomas Jefferson as a "remarkable cascade...falling over a rock about 200 feet to the valley below," Falling Spring of the largest falls in Virginia. It cascades from an overhanging ledge, and is easily visible from the roadway.
Start off your afternoon watching trains from the signal tower, touring the museum, riding the little C&O and more at the C&O Heritage Center. See and purchase handmade visual arts including pottery, wood items, jewelry and stained glass at the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center.
Your journey into Bath County will be filled with abundant outdoor activities and culinary delights. Named after the many natural mineral springs found throughout the area, people still come today to “take the waters”.
Play a round of golf set against the beautiful backdrop of the Allegheny Mountains at Cascades Golf Course or enjoy the great outdoors on the beautiful Warm Springs Ranger District of George Washington National Park. Some of the best trout streams in the state run through this area of the forest and some of these streams feed into Lake Moomaw. Lake Moomaw offers boating, water skiing and swimming and hiking.
End your day at Garth Newel Music Center. Enjoy live chamber music as it was intended – in an intimate and informal setting. There, you enjoy a gourmet, five-course meal, sip a glass of wine during a concert and retire to your room in an historic manor house after an enchanting evening.
Begin your day with the LOVEwork in Monterey. Long winding country roads, fields of grazing sheep, and quaint country stores featuring Highland County maple syrup will make you want to come back for more.
Enjoy a tasting at Big Fish Cider Co. They make their ciders using locally-grown apples and traditional techniques to create completely new flavors.
See local artifacts and antiques that tell the story of the rural, mountain community of Highland County at the Highland Museum and Heritage Center. Visit the McDowell Battlefield, the site of Stonewall Jackson's first victory in his legendary Valley Campaign.
Take home a taste of Highland County from the Sugar Tree Country Store. This old country store was built in the eighteen hundreds and contains maple syrup, mouth-watering maple-covered nuts, maple sugar candy and more.