The Blue Ridge Center For Environmental Stewardship
11661 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville
BRCES offers trails and other recreational features free and open to the public every day from dawn until dusk. BRCES’s Education Center and restrooms are open seasonally from April through November. Come for camping, programs, events, organic farming demonstrations, facilities rentals and more.
Boomerang Pirate Ship, ?Georgetown Waterfront ?
3100 K Street NW Washington, D.C.
Man the water cannons, engage in a battle to recover stolen treasure and master pirate vocabulary. They offer adult and family cruises of the Washington Harbor.
7 Castleton Meadows Lane, Castleton, Va.
For its sixth season the festival presents a new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, along with a dramatic reading of G.B. Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell, symphonic concerts, chamber music, song recitals and bluegrass.
Chesapeake Beach Water Park
?4079 G Stinnett Blvd. ?Chesapeake Beach, Md. ?
A lazy river, lagoon, waterfalls, super soaking slides and a kids’ activity pool are all part of the fun. They also offer birthday parties and cabana rentals.
Fallling Water ?
1491 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, Pa.?
Tour this unique home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930’s for the Kaufmann family.
Great Waves Waterpark
?4001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria
Tube slides, speed slides, a play pool, a sand play area and a wavepool are all at the park. Food, souvenirs and pavilions are also available.
Harpers Ferry Adventure Center
?37410 Adventure Center Lane, ?Purcellville
?(800) 836-9911 ?
They offer whitewater rafting, water tubing, zip line tours, kayaking, canoeing, team building, fishing, hiking, camping, off-road Segway tours and more.
?101 Cave Hill Rd, Luray
This natural landmark is the largest cavern in eastern America. They are open every day of the year with tours departing about every 20 minutes.
Marriott Ranches in Hume
?5305 Marriott Ln, Hume?
The Marriott Ranch offers a variety of horse-related activities, including 90-minute trail rides across parts of their 4,200-acre working cattle ranch.
National Harbor ?
165 Waterfront St. National Harbor, Md.
The harbor offers live music, boat tours, shopping and dining.
The National Sporting Library
?102 The Plains Road, Middleburg ?
Come for exhibitions, lectures, seminars, publications and special events. Open to researchers and the general public.
Potomac River Boat Company
?205 The Strand Alexandria?
(877) 511-2628 ?
Tours out of Alexandria are offered in the Washington Harbor.
Seadog Cruise out of Baltimore?
561 Light St. Baltimore
A 50-minute Seadog sightseeing and speedboat tour combines a speedboat ride with a narrative of Baltimore’s historic sights.
3322 Lockes Mill Road, Berryville?
This is a family campground, recreation and event venue along the Shenandoah River. Tubing, camping, concession stands, music and more.
Western Loudoun’s Historic Villages:
Look for country stores, historic post office buildings, art galleries, antique shops or just places to park and wander.
Lincoln, 3 miles south of Purcellville ?on Lincoln Road; ?
Waterford, about 3 miles north of the intersection of Rt. 7 and Rt. 9
Hillsboro, Rt. 9 north of Purcellville
Middleburg, Rt. 50 about 8 miles west of Gilberts Corner.
This historic ferry is the last one on the Potomac River. It has been in operation since 1782. The White’s Ferry Store and Grill is also available along with canoe rental.