Leesburg Loop Hunt Country and the Snickersville Pike

Leesburg, Virginia

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This 50-mile loop drive passes through the hilly hunt country west and north of Leesburg in the northern tip of the state. This is a varied area of scenic and historical interest with many large estates, horse farms, open fields, small towns and villages, and the historic town of Leesburg. Horses, hounds, and hunting have been the traditional trademarks of the rolling Piedmont area around Leesburg since colonial days. Special attractions: Of special interest is Whites Ferry across the Potomac, and the historic town of Waterford. The up-and-down hills of the Snickersville Turnpike provide a scenic and memorable driving experience, and the nineteenth-century mansion and grounds at Oatlands will give you a glimpse of how the privileged lived in colonial days. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Virginia

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Scenic Driving Virginia

by Bruce Sloane (Falcon Guides)

This 50-mile loop drive passes through the hilly hunt country west and north of Leesburg in the northern tip of the state. This is a varied area of scenic and historical interest with many large estates, horse farms, open fields, small towns and villages, and the historic town of Leesburg. Horses, hounds, and hunting have been the traditional trademarks of the rolling Piedmont area around Leesburg since colonial days.

Special attractions: Of special interest is Whites Ferry across the Potomac, and the historic town of Waterford. The up-and-down hills of the Snickersville Turnpike provide a scenic and memorable driving experience, and the nineteenth-century mansion and grounds at Oatlands will give you a glimpse of how the privileged lived in colonial days. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Bruce Sloane/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Leesburg
Distance: 50
Season: Year-round, although many attractions may have limited hours late October to May
Driving Directions: Directions to Leesburg Loop: Hunt Country and the Snickersville Pike

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