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Outdoors & Nature

Tour d’Epicure Virginia Cycling Adventures
Experience Virginia's most breathtaking countryside and award-winning wineries from the intimate vantage point of a bicycle. You'll enjoy fine cuisine at every meal, culminating in an evening at the five-star, world-renowned Inn at Little Washington. Our fully-supported vacation packages are led by experienced cyclists who love food, wine and great cycling as much as you do. All inclusive 2-night/3-day tours start at $799/person.
Ragged Mountain Resource Center
Ragged Mountain Resource Center, with Hunt Harris at the helm, is a non-profit, community oriented organization focusing on sustainability of the Rappahannock River Watershed and neighboring bio-regions of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chesapeake Bay...based in Rappahannock County, Virginia, we help coordinate educational and recreational activities such as hikes, water monitoring and similar natural history projects, environmentally balanced living practices, and provide general information about the region.  Mr. Harris is also a former professional tennis player and is available for private individual or group instruction at the tennis courts located at the Rappahannock County Park.
Shenandoah Mountain Guides
Shenandoah Mountain Guides operates extensively in the Blue Ridge region of Virginia and Maryland as well as the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. Formerly known as the Teamlink Mountain Sports Center, the staff maintains teaching and practical expertise in a broad spectrum of outdoor activities, including canoeing, backpacking, orienteering, survival/outdoor skills, mountain biking, outdoor leadership, rock climbing and environmental awareness. SMG is a permitted and licensed guiding/educational service provider for Shenandoah National Park; the company's founder, Andy Nichols, grew up in Rappahannock and is familiar with its best-kept natural secrets.
Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah — a wilderness oasis in the busy East. Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park, it's hard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nation's capital. Take Skyline Drive along the crest of the mountains through the woods and past spectacular vistas. Hike in the shade of oak trees along the Appalachian Trail, discover the stories from Shenandoah's past or just relax in the wonder of the wilderness. From Rappahannock County, proceed west on U.S. 211 seven miles from the village of Sperryville to the Thornton Gap entrance to Skyline Drive, or come into the park by way of trails located on the eastern slopes of Rappahannock County at designated trailhead entry points.
Thornton Hill Fort Valley Hounds
Sponsor of the early spring Point-to-Point Races at the Thornton Hill Racecourse in Sperryville, which includes a full day of timber, hurdle and flat racing, as well as the hound race, at one of Virginia’s most beautiful racecourses in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  We offer a variety of reserved parking as well as tent packages for companies or individuals who want an  exciting and unique way to watch the races and entertain clients or friends.