Day Trips

Explore Day Trips in Amherst County

Escape the city and immerse yourself in Amherst County’s enchanting day trip destinations. Unwind amidst scenic vistas, engage in outdoor activities, and create lasting memories.

Day Trip #1

Riveredge – A River Runs Through It 


Activity 1: Monacan Park (Route 130) – Boating on the James

Activity 2: Woodruff’s Café & Pie Shop for a snack

Activity 3: Piney River – Rail Trail hike

Activity 4: James River Adventures  – Kayaking/Canoeing trip

Activity 5: Panther Falls to jump off big rocks & swim in deep pools

Day Trip #2

Culinary – Winery Tours – A Sweet Retreat


Activity 1: Stay at local B&B or the Blue Ridge KOA campground

Activity 2: Apple picking with family at Morris Orchard

Activity 3: Visit wineries – Ankida Ridge Vineyards, Lazy Days Winery, Rebec Vineyards

Activity 4: Merredith’s Restaurant for dinner

Activity 5: Amherst Glebe Arts Response or Second Stage event

Intended to be a Saturday – Sunday itinerary

Day Trip #3

Hiking/Appalachian Trail near Snowden


Activity 1: Visit to Natural Bridge/Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to Route 60

Activity 2: Dinner at the Briar Patch and craft beer across the street at Loose Shoe Brewing Co.

Activity 3: Stay at the Florence Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College

Activity 4: Visit local museums (Amherst Co Museum, Monacan Nation Museum)

Activity 5: River trip with James River Adventures

Intended to be a Friday – Sunday itinerary