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A PERFECT DAY IN COLONIAL BEACH AND WESTMORELAND COUNTY ON VIRGINIA’S NORTHERN NECK ARTISAN TRAIL

Suggested by Helen Burroughs and Carl Thor 

Start your day with a visit to the Jarrett Thor Fine Arts Gallery in Colonial Beach and from there rove the town, visiting Visions by Shirl and the exhibitions at the Colonial Beach Museum, Coldwell Banker, Chamber of Commerce and Dockside Realty. Make an appointment to visit artists Helen Burroughs and Kathy Moran in their private studios to learn about their creative process.

After your morning walk among the galleries, meander your way to Denson’s Grocery for a local-sourced lunch you won’t soon forget.  Virginia Oysters and a wide variety of chef specialties will tickle your palette and totally satisfy you as you pick up a few afternoon snacks and prepare to head out into the county for the afternoon.

Spend the afternoon touring through history beginning with George Washington’s Birthplace.  Continue on to Stratford Hall for a step back in time among the dramatic cliffs overlooking the Potomac River.  Explore Westmoreland Park where you can rent a kayak and get out on the water to see the cliffs from with a riverside view.  

Stop in the Ingleside Vineyard for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting or head down to the Art of Coffee for a pick-me-up with pastries.

Top of your day with dinner at the Light House in Colonial Beach before you head to the Beach Comber Cottages for a restful evening, contemplating your next day’s adventure along the Trail.  

FAVORITE WESTMORLAND COUNTY EVENTS:

  • Northern Neck Artisan Trail’s summer “Arts on the Vine” Open Door Tour
  • Monthly “Second Fridays” from 6-9pm in Colonial Beach
  • Kinsale Days in September featuring Crafters and Local Foods in the Park
  • September Arts and Craft Show in Colonial Beach
  • Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival featuring Virginia wineries, distinctive arts and crafts, music and oysters from Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater oyster growers

 

BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN VIRGINIA’S NORTHERN NECK:

“The region is a treasure for many reasons.  From the natural beauty and history, it is a reservoir of southern hospitality and grace.”

“River scenery, artists’ colony, and great restaurants that are all easy to get to.”

ASK THE NORTHERN NECK ARTISAN TRAIL:

Visit the Trail's Calendar of Events regularly for special artisan invitations, festival schedules and new activities being posted by trail members and be sure to follow the Trail on Facebook.

 



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