The Plains, Virginia

If you’re visiting The Plains in mid-September, you’re in for a treat with the Annual Virginia Wine Festival. No matter the season, you’ll love the drive through this beautiful horse country. Enjoy a leisurely lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch at Forlano’s Market and Restaurant, where you can sample local fare and pick up a few meats and cheeses for the road. Or, tempt your taste buds at the highly-rated Rail Stop Restaurant, where the bar scene is bustling and the pan seared sea scallops and red meat offerings are favorites. To experience what the Plains is really about, take a horseback riding lesson at MadCap Farm where you can also shop the selection of vintage clothing, jewelry, hats, purses, luggage, men’s wear and collectibles located in the farm’s 350-year-old chateau. A fall visit isn’t complete without a stop at the Corn Maze, whose design and shape changes each year. Enjoy a local organic burger, a sweet ear of corn and pumpkins galore as you get ‘lost’ in the maze.