Fall is a great time for a road trip to see the fall foliage and one of the most well-known routes is just a mile up the road from Wintergreen. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs through Virginia and North Carolina, providing miles and miles of opportunity to see the splendor of fall.
One of our favorite rides! Leaving Wintergreen, turn right to go up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, turn south and enjoy a leisurely drive through the fall foliage for 15 miles to Route 56.
Go east on Route 56 down to Crabtree Falls. If you’re up for a hike, it’s a two mile climb up to the start of the fall, but it’s worth the hike!
Continuing down Route 56, you’ll come to the apple orchards that dot the countryside. Fitzgerald’s, Silver Creek, Dickie Brothers, Seaman’s and Saunders Brothers are all along Route 56.
Go north on Rt. 151 and enjoy the winding road across Brent’s Mountain. You’ll turn left on Rt. 664 to head back home to Wintergreen.
If you want to see the Blue Ridge turn to gold (and red and orange), book your fall getaway now. Fall is a great time to experience our beautiful Nelson County -- full of apple orchards, wineries, cideries, award-winning breweries, antiques and historic sites! Weekend rates start at $129 per night, and midweek rates start at just $119. Or see our other Packages and Special Offers.