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A Day in Spotsylvania County, Va.


Conveniently located between D.C. and Richmond, Spotsylvania County offers the perfect day trip for those looking to get outside and away from the crowds. Surrounded by history and spectacular vistas, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Virginia. From peaceful Lake Anna to scenic drives over rolling hills, treat yourself to a Spotsylvania getaway.

Cover photo: Wilderness presidential resort is a family-oriented retreat.


Wake up to two scenic lakes at the Wilderness Presidential Resort. From cabins and cottages to vintage camper rentals and campsites, the resort is the perfect getaway for everyone. Rent a jon boat, kayak, paddleboard, paddle boat, or new corcl boat, try your hand on the sky-line ropes course, or sit back and relax at the lakefront beach.

Try the incredible milkshakes at the Battlefield Country Store.


Venture off the resort to the Battlefield Country Store for a sandwich piled high with local meats and produce topped off with a decadent dessert from the ice cream shop. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Spotsylvania’s history at the Spotsylvania County Museum, located on the First Day of Chancellorsville Battlefield, and other battlefields in the area.

Fun Fact: Spotsylvania is celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2021 with a series of programs and events throughout the year!

Enjoy the live music and Virginia wine at Wilderness Run Vineyards


After an action packed day, unwind with the sweet tastes of locally-produced wine at Wilderness Run Vineyards or dive into the robust aromas of hops and barley at 1781 Brewing Company. Enjoy live music and local food trucks while the kids are entertained by the farm animals. Stay into the night around a bonfire, or head back for an evening escapade in the Lucky Duck Speakeasy Escape Room at the Wilderness Presidential Resort.

All photos courtesy of Visit Spotsy

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