Make plans to visit Virginia’s “Little Switzerland” in March for the renowned Highland Maple Festival. Enjoy the ‘opening’ of the trees, as taps are drilled into the local sugar maples; take a sugar camp tour; and watch as maple sugar is processed into maple syrup. You’ll certainly want to save room for pancakes so you can try out that freshly made syrup! The festival has been designated a “Local Legacy” by the Library of Congress and is one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events.
There are a number of B&B’s, rental homes, guest homes, and cabins in the area, from rustic to sublime. The Highland County Chamber of Commerce can help you find just the right place for your taste and budget.