A Loudoun County fall getaway: Fair, farms and fun
Temperatures are falling; the humidity is — finally! — gone, and leaves are flying. Fall is the perfect time for a trip to the countryside. Drive an hour west of Washington to Loudoun County, and you can find small towns, large farms, historic sites, and antique shops with welcome signs on the side of the road. Here’s a day-long itinerary through three towns: Lucketts for brunch and antiquing, Waterford for a stroll through American history, and Leesburg for drinks and dinner.
In Lucketts, Va., country living near the Potomac
More than 30 years ago, Mary and Peter Gustafson bought a 200-year-old log cabin in the village of Lucketts, a community in Loudoun County, Va., minutes from the Potomac River and the Maryland border.While development is spreading to the hamlet, Mary Gustafson said, much of the unincorporated village has remained unchanged over the decades. There’s one traffic light, and then rolling hills, pastures and farms, horses and cows, and views of Sugarloaf Mountain.