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Best Hikes in the Charlottesville Area

Downtown Charlottesville is a 25-minute drive from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park and the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It costs $30 per vehicle ($25 per motorcycle) to enter Shenandoah National Park, but the fee is well worth it. Because access is somewhat limited, the…

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Distilleries in Charlottesville

A preview of the best distilleries in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. A few great distilleries call Charlottesville home. The founders, distillers and principals are wonderful people. Expect to leave Ragged Branch, Vitae Spirits Distillery, or Spirit Lab Distilling with an expanded palate and…

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Live Music Preview, Fall 2019

The big-ticket items on the horizon are Lockn’ and The Festy. Lockn’ begins on Thursday, August 22 nd (a Thursday) and concludes August 25 th . Expect incredible sets. Expect exceptionally positive attitudes. If you would prefer to sleep in a bed at night, or take a long warm shower, or take a break…

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