Lexington, VA and Rockbridge County offer everything from steep river gorges to bucolic pastures to stunning mountain ranges. The picturesque rural scenery is often what makes people fall in love with area. You may even find your dream home along the way! Here are a few of Lexington Real Estate Connection’s favorite scenic drives in the Lexington, VA area.
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most famous drives in the United States and it was constructed as part of the New Deal. There are three places where you can access the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Rockbridge County area: 1) Route 56 near the Cyrus McCormick Farm, 2) Route 60 near Buena Vista, and 3) Routes 130 and 501 near Natural Bridge. www.blueridgeparkway.org
Route 39 Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway
Exquisite river, mountain, valley and farm views can be experienced on Route 39. Beginning in Lexington, Route 39 curves alongside the Maury River through Goshen Pass towards Hot Springs in Bath County, VA. www.virginia.org/listing/route-39-appalachian-waters-scenic-byway/7043/
Highlands Scenic Byway
This is your opportunity to get off the beaten path and experience Virginia’s scenic countryside. The Byway consists of a 19-mile loop between Lexington and Clifton Forge. Directions: Take Exit 43 off I-64 westbound, go short distance on SR 780, turn left on Forest Road 447 to begin the 19 mile loop tour.