Whether you want to tour farm breweries in the countryside, bike to some brews along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail or experience an urban brewery minutes from Dulles International Airport, the LoCo Ale Trail in Loudoun County, VA has something for every craft brew lover. Uncover the adventures along the LoCo Ale Trail today!
Go Ziplining Through the Tree Tops
Unique adventures await at Empower Adventures in Middleburg. Take an exhilarating trip through the Loudoun countryside and experience the thrill of flying with five zip lines ranging from 275to 670 feet long spanning over 20 acres! After your treetop adventure, head to one of three breweries conveniently located near the zipline course. Visit Quattro Goomba’s Brewery, featuring an ever-changing lineup of custom craft beers and a large outdoor space or, visit Solace Brewing to taste IPAs, Belgians, Stouts and Lagers and to find your solace. Also located a short distance from your zip line adventure, indulge in craft brews at Ocelot Brewing, which uniquely names beers after song lyrics from the team’s favorite artists.
Paddle the Potomac
Whether you want to try whitewater rafting through the rapids, kayaking or canoeing on the riverside, or a relaxing tubing float – we have you covered! Rent kayaks, paddleboards or canoes with Lansdowne Resort & Spa and Fish and Explore who together have created the Adventures at Lansdowne. Guests can get close to nature through these excursions, experiencing wildlife, relaxing paddles and spin casting lessons. After paddling, visit one (or all) of five breweries located just 15 to 20 minutes away from Lansdowne Resort & Spa: Crooked Run–Sterling, Old Ox Brewery, Lost Rhino Brewing Company, Rocket Frog Brewing and Twinpanzee. Or, head out to the Harpers Ferry Adventure Center in Purcellville where you can rent equipment for a day on the water and even take guided tours down the river. With multiple choices, there is something for every skill level! After your water adventure, check out Old 690, Adroit Theory Brewing Company, Belly Love Brewing Company or Jack’s Run Brewing Company, all located within a 20 minute car ride.
Hike to a Scenic Overlook
With a large variety of trails for beginners and avid hikers alike, Loudoun offers several beautiful parks and overlooks that are sure to provide you with miles of motivational scenery. Hike an authentic nature trail over hills and through woods at Red Rock Wilderness Overlook. After your hike, hop in the car for a 10 minute drive to downtown Leesburg to indulge in craft beverages from Loudoun Brewing Company, Bike TrAle Brewing, Dog Money, Black Walnut Brewing, Black Hoof Brewing Company or Crooked Run-Leesburg. Or, check out Bears Den Overlook, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains off Route 7 and offering breathtaking views. If you’re looking for a refreshing beer to end your hike, check out B Chord Brewing Company or Dirt Farm Brewing located just 10 minutes away.
To view other craft beer adventures to experience in Loudoun and to see sample itineraries such as our Brews by Bike itinerary, click here.
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