The picturesque town of Leesburg lies across the Potomac River from the Canal in Virginia. White’s Ferry, at milepost 35.5, used to transport cars, bikes and people to within a short distance of Leesburg in Virginia’s horse and wine country, but closed in June of 2021.
Named in honor of Thomas Lee, great granduncle of Robert E. Lee, Leesburg has much to offer visitors. History buffs can take in the Civil War’s Balls Bluff Battlefield, the only foxhunting museum in the world at Morven Park, and several estate homes from the early 1800s.
Bicyclists can explore Loudon County on the 45-mile W&OD rail trail which ends in Alexandria and can be combined with the towpath for a nice loop ride between DC and Leesburg.
Leesburg is also home to outstanding shopping and dining, award-winning vineyards, and several popular outdoor summer concert series.
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