Published on October 14, 2015

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Take in the Highland County in this one day tour highlighting the historic McDowell battlefield, natural land marks and unique aspects of it’s rural communities.  Participants can also stretch their legs climbing the same hill that the Stonewall Brigade climbed in May 1862, learn how pure maple syrup is produced and get your picture taken in front of an inactive volcano.  Your visit to this historic and scenic area of Virginia will not disappoint.

Highland County Tour

Stay at Laurel Point Retreat (Stop 1)
Stay at this beautifully maintained B&B overlooking scenic Highland County.

Highland County Historical Society Museum (Stop 2)
Make this excellent museum a priority as you explore the area.

Sitlington’s Hill (Stop 3)
This hiking trail will give visitors the same experience that Stonewall Jackson’s men had as they made this steep climb.

Cemetery Hill (Stop 4)
This property was preserved by the SVBF in December 2003 and provides interpretation about the Union Artillery position during the Battle of McDowell.

Lunch at Evelyn’s Pantry (Stop 5)
This little shop uses the freshest local ingredients for their delicious sandwiches, soups and salads.

Trimble Knob (Stop 6)
This inactive volcano is one of the youngest in the east.

Back Creek Farms (Stop 7)
Making maple syrup has always been a source of pride and tradition in Highland County.

Dinner at the Highland Inn (Stop 8)
Finish off a day of exploring scenic and historic Highland County with a great meal at this historic inn