Virginia in the fall is the perfect time for an adventure in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether it’s by car, driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, or by foot, hiking the Shenandoah National Park, don’t miss this fall in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. You can watch the colors of the leaves change. It feels like a slow-motion movie — each day, the red, yellow, and orange colors slip further down the mountain. Of course, you’re not limited to leaf-peeping. Our valley comes to life in the fall, with plenty of festivals and seasonal activities creating the perfect backdrop for your next adventure. There’s a bounty of fall adventures in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.

Sometimes, if I’m being honest, there’s too much fun to choose from. We’ve got a Harry Potter-inspired weekend (Queen City Mischief & Magic in Staunton) and Octoberfest at Blue Mountain Brewery. See the latest Fall Foliage Report here or plan an adventure in Shenandoah National Park to experience the foliage yourself. Spend the day in Charlottesville for an event or take a tour tasting seasonal craft beers and wines. If that’s not tempting enough, here are 20 more fall adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains you won’t want to miss.

Beat the Crowds

Fall is our busiest time of year at the Indigo House! If the weekends are full, try booking a stay Wednesday-Friday when the crowds die down a bit and you can explore the trails in tranquility. You’ll love your fall adventure in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains!

The fun doesn’t stop here. We’ve got apple picking, live music, BBQ, fish fry parties, late-night happy hours, karaoke, bonfires, and more. Check out the local events in Nelson County for activities specific to your upcoming trip.