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Grand Discovery Days June 11-13 2010

On Saturday, June 12, 2010, a group of local Nelson County residents and County officials will officially open the Nelson Scenic Loop, a 50-mile auto and biking tour route through the picturesque and historic landscape of northwestern Nelson County.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the Nelson Scenic Loop will anchor Grand Discovery Days, June 11-13, 2010, a three-day festival of events highlighting local history, nature, and culture in Nelson County. All events are free and open to the public.

Welcome to the Nelson Scenic LOOP

NELSON SCENIC LOOP was designed as an enjoyable experience that leads to the discovery of our place, globally and locally. Learn More about this website.

10 Facts About the LOOP

  • 50 Miles Long
  • Consists of 4 Scenic By-Ways
  • Traverses Three Ridge Mountain Watershed
  • Rises from Elevation 850 - 4050
  • Bisected by Rockfish and Tye Rivers
  • Blue Ridge Parkway is 75 Years Old
  • Monticello Fish Hatchery is 80 years Old
  • Nelson County founded in 1807
  • Wintergreen Resort Contains 10,000 Acres
  • Appalachian Trail Runs the West Border

The LOOP Map

Take a look at the map of the Nelson Scenic loop

Pat Saunders Scenic LOOP Print

The print consists of a depiction of the loop and 18 pen and ink drawings of special sights around the LOOP. This limited edition will be available and for sale during Grand Discovery Days.

Rockfish Valley Foundation
Rockfish Valley Foundation
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How To Get Here

Featured Local Videos

This is a video piece shot and produced by Norm Shafer for our Nelson County Life Magazine. Adrienne is a musician and founder of Backyard Revolution in Nelson County, Virginia.

Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary

Love Mountain Festival

Love Mountain Festival


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Share your visit to the LOOP

Write your story and email by doing so, you will authorize us to use it on this website. Also you may leave information on each place using the comments feature of our website or send it in an email. Anything you share will enhance the visit of others.

About the Rockfish Valley Foundation

We aim to inspire a healthy lifestyle by offering hiking trails, campsites, programs and events. The lands serves as an outdoor laboratory for students, the community and visitors alike.

Rockfish Valley Foundation is a public foundation recognized under Internal Revenue Code section 501c3 and as such is pemitted to receive donations. A copy of the 501(c)3 is available upon request.

Please contact us:

Rockfish Valley Foundation
P.O. Box 235
Nellysford, VA 22958

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