Loudoun County, Virginia is one of the fastest growing and wealthiest counties in the United States.
Along the Dulles Greenway and Waxpool Road, large tracts of farmland have been replaced by housing and shopping developments. The Washington DC suburbs extend out to Ashburn, Leesburg, and Purcellville and in 2019 the DC area Metro subway Silver Line will extend to Dulles Airport and into Loudoun County.
In spite of the modern development, Loudoun County retains much of its charm and scenic beauty. I recently spent a couple of days exploring Loudoun County and found plenty of history and scenic unpaved roads (my favorite kind).
Scenic and Historic Loudoun County Virginia (Old Waterford Road)
Old Waterford Road—between Leesburg and Waterford—is a hilly unpaved (mostly) road with several gorgeous 100 acre farms. Many farms have already been sold and developed. Some farms are for sale and surely will be developed in the future. Perhaps the road will even be paved—NO, don’t do it.
Old Waterford Road starts near the Rust Library in Leesburg Virginia, behind the Union Cemetery. It is paved until past the Morven Park entrance. By the way, those three attractions are well worth a visit and here are 10 Tasty Leesburg Restaurants to try before setting out on your Old Waterford Road scenic drive from Leesburg VA.
Please also see the following McCool Travel articles about Loudoun County Virginia:
- Explore the Unpaved Roads of Loudoun County
- Scenic and Historic Loudoun County Virginia (Waterford)
- 8 Great Places to Visit Near Washington DC