February 10, 2019

Love to Hike

Posted by: Alan Webb

Love to Hike

Hiking doesn’t have to stop during the winter!

With proper dressing; an ear to the weather report, and some basic safety rules, you will enjoy hiking our area of Central Virginia as much as in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

If you want a gentle walk on near-by trails, try one of the 8 trails surrounding Montpelier, historic home of James Madison.

If more advanced hiking is your cup of tea, then we also have you covered. There are over 130 listed trails throughout the Appalachian Mountains, Shenandoah National Park and surrounding Piedmont areas. They include; waterfalls, caves and rock climbs, rated from easy to hard. 


There are over 76 trails listed in the hiking guide website, near The Ebenezer House. The trails are rated from easy to a few as hard with the bulk having a rating of moderate.

The Shenandoah National Park web site list 47 hiking trails near-by Shenandoah National Park hiking trails

Lake Anna State Park list 12 trails and is a short drive from our Inn. Lake Anna State Park hiking Trails all easy to moderate difficulty.

When hiking our area most of the winter temperatures fall into the high 30’s to low 50’s but check the weather report and dress appropriately in layers. You will need to adjust your clothing as the day progress. Speaking of dressing the word is layers but check with an expert such as this web site Dress for Hiking

One of the great things of hiking this time of year is the small amount of foot traffic, not too many once in a blue moon hiker’s go out this time of year, so no foot traffic jams.

Make sure someone knows which trails you're hiking and when you plan on returning, we will be happy to be your contact for this information. Good idea to write down all your information, plans and contact numbers for us. Don’t worry if you're checking out before doing your hiking, we still want you safe and will help you stay safe.   

With just a small amount of forethought and preparation winter hiking around the Ebenezer House Bed & Breakfast in Central Virginia will be safe and a lot of fun!

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