Picture Perfect Adventures in Loudoun County- Bluemont- Part 1

July 11, 2023  •  1 Comment

Welcome back to another part in my series about places to go in Loudoun County that are fun, inexpensive and also beautiful places for pictures!

 

This week will be a little different since I am on vacation, so I'm going to share with you some places that have been favorites for our family over the years in Bluemont. First up is a place that isn't free, but does get you a ton of bang for your buck.

 

Great Country Farms

This farm has been one of our go to places to spend a few hours and get locally grown produce for many years. There are a large variety of activities to do and it's a great place to let kids get out some energy. Many places in Loudoun feel adult focused with a few things for kids, but I think that Great Country Farms in Bluemont feels like just the right balance! The past few visits that we've made have been without my camera, so these images are older, but it's still a great place for fun and portraits! Most of the activities are included in the admission fee but there are a few extra things that you can choose to enjoy while you're there, too.

If you want a place where your child can interact with farm animals, this is it! You can feed the animals, touch them (at your own risk) or simply watch and enjoy them from a distance. There are pot bellied pigs, chickens, ducks, roosters, goats and turkeys! If you visit during the spring you'll also get to see the babies, which is always fun!

Hanging out with the animals is always fun, but it won't always eat up a ton of time. With littles it can be hard to keep their attention, but don't worry, GCF has you covered with so many different activities, plus they regularly have special events throughout the year. In the fall, I highly recommend getting some of their apple cinnamon doughnuts because they are absolutely delicious! If you don't want to go to a special event, there are still tons of things to do there to keep everyone occupied. (There is also a cidery on the property, if you want to enjoy some adult beverages!)

All of this PLUS the ability to go and pick your own produce or you can buy it pre-picked in their store. There is a wide selection of good fruits and veggies including peaches, plums, apples, pumpkins, potatoes, asparagus, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, spinach, lettuce and raspberries! Not all of those are pick your own, but they're all available seasonally in the store. They also have local honey, meats, cheeses, preserves, baked goods, locally made crafts and more! Like I said, this isn't a free adventure, but they really do make it worth your money to come for a visit and supporting local businesses benefits everyone!

Not only are there fun things to do, but there are also so many opportunities for beautiful pictures!

There you have it! A fun few hours that supports a local business, while also helping to fill your tummies! 

Join me next time for another fun adventure in Bluemont and, as always, if you have a place that you think we should check out, leave me a comment!


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Excellent choice for being closer to people and their needs! Great article!
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