Northern Virginia – Loudoun County
Less than an hour from Washington, DC and just east of the Shenandoah Valley is the Leesburg Area of the Kids Trail. The town of Leesburg is named after Thomas Lee, ancestor of Civil War General Robert E. Lee. Four original streets founded in 1758 still exist today and are lined with mature native and exotic trees. They’re part of the Tree Walk of Historic Leesburg, combining nature with heritage. But Leesburg is not just history. There’s family-friendly, locally sourced dining, performing arts groups and even a free summer concert series.
To the east of Leesburg you’ll find indoor and outdoor action in the growing Ashburn area. And while on this part of the Kids Trail, take a side trip to the Air & Space Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center adjacent to Dulles Airport in Chantilly.
The Leesburg Region takes on a different feel in the western part of the region with quaint towns, agriculture and open spaces in the Loudoun Valley. The walking/biking Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail runs through the heart of historic Purcellville. And at the base of Snickers Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains you’ll find the village of Bluemont. Originally known as Snickersville, the town is a magnet for artisans and home of the Bluemont Fair held in September.
Enjoy your stay in the Leesburg area while spending time with our Kids Trail partners. Below scroll down to see this area’s partners and use the drop down menu to sort them by your child’s interests.