Nelson County is nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Within this bounty of natural beauty are miles of hiking trails, crystal-clear fishing streams, historic family orchards and farms, and award-winning craft beverages.
Nelson’s northern border is the first 30 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway; its southern border is the mighty James River. All points between showcase the county’s mountainous terrain that offers vistas of the mountains along with the deep green splendor of the George Washington National Forest. Be sure to visit the Blue Ridge Tunnel – an engineering marvel and the coolest hike in Virginia!
Come to hike, bird-watch, fish, kayak or tube while enjoying a diversity of wildlife which abounds along our streams, valleys and mountaintops. Nelson County is the perfect getaway for those who enjoy fresh air and spending time in the great outdoors!