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Brew Ridge Trail
Brew Ridge Trail Top Attraction!
Brew pub restaurant in Nelson, VA USA

5 brewery trail in Nelson Co. and Charlottesville VA Virginia's original craft beer trail, the Brew Ridge Trail celebrates the craft beer industry in Nelson and Albemarle Counties in the Blue Ridge Mountain area of Virginia.


Explore Nelson Wine
Explore Nelson Wine Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Winery in Nelson, VA USA

10 Wineries in Nelson County offering tastings and tours "Nelson County offers 9 wineries, 5 breweries, 3 cideries and 3 distilleries in a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain setting.

Blue Ridge Fruit Loop
Blue Ridge Fruit Loop things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Food Tour in Nelson, VA USA

Tour of Orchards in Nelson and Amherst Counties From May until December, taste and tour the places that grow the freshest fruits and berries in Nelson and Amherst Counties.

Monticello Artisan Trail
Monticello Artisan Trail things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Arts and Craft in Nelson, VA USA

Monticello Artisan Trail - a network of artisan studios Nelson County is the perfect backdrop for the Monticello Artisan Trail. A 471-acre outdoor playground of unspoiled beauty, its borders include the first thirty miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the James River.

Nelson 151 Trail
Nelson 151 Trail
Recreation in Nelson, VA USA

Nelson 151 Trail - 5 Wineries, 4 Breweries,2 Cideries & Dist Nelson 151 is the travel destination for Virginia wine, craft beer, hard cider, spirits and outdoor recreation lovers.


Oakland Museum
Oakland Museum things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Nelson, VA USA

Exhibits on Hurricane Camille and more in 18th c. tavern. Exhibits on Rural Electrification, Hurricane Camille and Nelson County Schools in an 18th century tavern. Gift shop includes historical maps of Nelson County, Hurricane Camille books, CDs and DVDs of Camille remembrances and books by local authors.

Swannanoa Palace Open Houses
Swannanoa Palace Open Houses things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Nelson, VA USA

Tours of the historic Swannanoa Palace Swannanoa Palace Open Houses 11:15AM to 5:00PM.on select Saturdays May thru Nov. Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912.

The WaltonHamnerHouse
The WaltonHamnerHouse things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Tour in Nelson, VA USA

Childhood home of Earl Hamner Jr. Visit the childhood home of Earl Hamner Jr., the creator of the Waltons TV series. We are closed until March,if you would like a tour before that please give us a little notice and we can arrange a special tour.

Walton's Mountain Museum
Walton's Mountain Museum things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Nelson, VA USA

Exhibits, photos and memorabilia from The Waltons TV Show Step back in time and take a beautiful drive to the quaint village of Schuyler, childhood home of Earl Hamner, Jr.


Woodson's Mill
Woodson's Mill
Historic Site in Nelson, VA USA

Woodson's Mill is a historic water-powered mill in Nelson Co Woodson’s Mill is located just across the Piney River from Lowesville, Virginia. The building is a historic landmark, but Woodson’s Mill is still a busy place. We produce all-natural flours and meals in small batches, by hand, from the best local ingredients available.

Nelson County VA Visitors Bureau
Nelson County VA Visitors Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Nelson, VA USA

Free travel planning Nelson County From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the James River, Nelson County is a 471-square mile playground of unspoiled natural beauty. Here are a few of the things you can do while enjoying your visit.

Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center
Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Nelson, VA USA

Virginia Museum of Natural History exhibits Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center is open every Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 4 PM featuring Virginia Museum of Natural History exhibits.

Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Wild Wolf Brewing Company
American restaurant in Nelson, VA USA

Brewery/Restaurant Wild Wolf Brewing Company located in the quiet little town of Nellysford, VA surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect place to relax and enjoy award-winning craft beer and farm-to-fork cuisine.


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