A short drive from most of the big Mid-Atlantic cities, one can truly step back in time and experience the road less traveled. Whether your visit is one day, one weekend or a whole week, you’ll find plenty to see, do and experience in this unique historical region of Virginia known as the Northern Neck.
Virginia’s Northern Neck Peninsula is the “birthplace of our nation” with three of the first five American presidents being born here, along with other prominent families that helped form our nation and its Declaration of Independence. It is a land where generations of Watermen still continue to harvest Rockfish, Blue Crabs and the ever famous Virginia Oyster and, family farms still flourish to this day.
Plentiful quiet creeks and forest landscapes still similar to those first viewed by Capt. John Smith still abound. Reconnect with the nature and history of one of the best kept secrets along the eastern seaboard. Whether hiking the breathtaking views of our award winning state parks or kayaking a tranquil river or wetland marsh, “the voice of nature is always healing” – Henry David Thoreau
The Northern Neck offers award winning wineries, fine dining and wonderful Bed and Breakfast opportunities. Our wide range of restaurants include the upscale destination experience as well as the down home cooking offered by local favorites. Enjoy days filled with wine tasting and shopping or relax in a country bed and breakfast surrounded by the natural beauty of the Northern Neck.
Along with our stunning scenery and historical landmarks the Northern Neck offers a wide variety of fun shops, art galleries and antiques stores to explore at your leisure.
Plan the perfect getaway and experience the road less traveled with a Northern Neck Driving Tour. Explore our five county regions, each with its own spectacular scenery and unique historical sites and quaint towns.